dirk
I. noun Etymology: Scots durk Date: 1557 a long straight-bladed dagger II. transitive verb Date: 1599 to stab with a dirk

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  • Dirk — Dirk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dirked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dirking}.] To stab with a dirk. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dirk — Dirk, n. [Ir. duirc.] A kind of dagger or poniard; formerly much used by the Scottish Highlander. [1913 Webster] {Dirk knife}, a clasp knife having a large, dirklike blade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dirk — m Flemish and Dutch form of DEREK (SEE Derek). Its use in the English speaking world since the 1960s is largely due to the fame of the actor Dirk Bogarde (b. 1921; originally Derek Niven van den Bogaerde). He is of Dutch descent, although he was… …   First names dictionary

  • Dirk — Dirk, a. [See {Dark}, a.] Dark. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dirk — Dirk, v. t. To darken. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dirk — c.1600, perhaps from Dirk, the proper name, which was used in Scandinavian for a picklock. But the earliest spellings were dork, durk (Johnson, 1755, seems to be responsible for the modern spelling), and the earliest association is with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dirk — [dʉrk] n. [so spelled by Dr. Johnson; earlier dork, durk < ?] a long, straight dagger vt. to stab with a dirk …   English World dictionary

  • Dirk — Dirk, ein Tau, das vom Masttopp nach dem äußern Ende des Besanbaumes führt, um diesen wagerecht zu halten (aufdirken); langes, einschneidiges Dolchmesser, bei dem Bügel und Parierstange derart gebogen sind, daß die Angriffswaffe damit gefaßt… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dirk — Dirk, die Toppnant des Baumes der Gaffelsegel; s. Takelage …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Dirk — (engl., spr. dörk), das lange schott. Dolchmesser …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dirk — Dirk,   1) die, / en, Segelboot: Tau oder Drahtende, das von der Baumnock oder Gaffel zum Mast führt und diese hält.    2) [dəːk, englisch] der, s/ s, einschneidiges Dolchmesser der schottischen Hochlandbewohner im 17. Jahrhundert, dessen Griff… …   Universal-Lexikon

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