bilbo

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Etymology[edit]

From Bilbao, a city in Spain.

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Noun[edit]

bilbo (plural bilbos or bilboes)

  1. A device for punishment. See bilboes.
  2. (historical) A kind of sword with well-tempered and flexible blade, originally produced in Bilbao.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 14:
      A boy bursts in to the tent, double-edged bilbo in hand.