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Bilboes definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BIL'BOES, n. plu. On board of ships, long bars or bolts of iron with shackles sliding on them, and a lock at the end, used to confine the feet of prisoners or offenders. Hence the punishment of offenders in this manner is called by the same name.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n.pl. hist. an iron bar with sliding shackles for a prisoner's ankles. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bilbo Bil"bo, n.; pl. Bilboes. 1. A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain. --Shak. 2. pl. A long bar or bolt of iron with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to confine the feet of prisoners or offenders, esp. on board of ships. Methought I lay Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. --Shak.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. pl. Shackles, fetters, gyves, chains, stocks.



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