Origin of poniardFrench poignard, altered ; from Middle French poignal ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pugnalis ; from Classical Latin pugnus, fist: see pugnacious
to stab with a poniard
A dagger typically having a slender three- or four-sided blade.
transitive verbpon·iard·ed, pon·iard·ing, pon·iards
To stab with such a dagger.
Origin of poniardFrench poignard, from poing, fist, from Old French, from Latin pugnus; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present poniards, present participle poniarding, simple past and past participle poniarded)
- To stab with a poniard.