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costard (plural costards)
- (Britain) A large cooking apple.
- The tree of this fruit
- (archaic, humorous) The human head.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
- an' thou com'st near th' old Man, I'ce try whether your Costard or my Ballow be th' harder.
costard m (plural costards)