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bilbo1

[bil-boh] /ˈbɪl boʊ/
noun, plural bilboes. Usually, bilboes
1.
a long iron bar or bolt with sliding shackles and a lock, formerly attached to the ankles of prisoners.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; earlier bilbow < ?

bilbo2

[bil-boh] /ˈbɪl boʊ/
noun, plural bilboes. Archaic.
1.
a finely tempered sword.
Origin
1585-95; short for Bilboa blade sword made in Bilboa (variant of Bilbao)

Bilbo

[bil-boh] /ˈbɪl boʊ/
noun
1.
Theodore Gilmore
[gil-mawr,, -mohr] /ˈgɪl mɔr,, -moʊr/ (Show IPA),
1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47.
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British Dictionary definitions for bilbo

bilbo

/ˈbɪlbəʊ/
noun (pl) -bos, -boes
1.
(formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity
Word Origin
C16: from Bilboa, variant (in English) of Bilbao, Spain, noted for its blades
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Word Origin and History for bilbo
n.

kind of sword noted for temper and elasticity, 1590s, from Bilbao, town in northern Spain where swords were made, in English Bilboa. The town name is Roman Bellum Vadum "beautiful ford" (over the Nervion River).

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