bilbo (n.) Old form(s): Bilboe
sword [from Bilbao, noted for its flexibility]
MW I.i.150[Pistol to Falstaff, of Slender] I combat challenge of this latten bilbo [i.e. swordsman]
MW III.v.101[Falstaff to Ford as Brook] I suffered ... to be compassed like a good bilbo in the circumference of a peck
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