/bil"boh/, n., pl. bilboes. Usually, bilboes.
a long iron bar or bolt with sliding shackles and a lock, formerly attached to the ankles of prisoners.
[1550-60; earlier bilbow < ?]
/bil"boh/, n., pl. bilboes. Archaic.
a finely tempered sword.
[1585-95; short for Bilboa blade sword made in Bilboa (var. of BILBAO)]

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  • bilbo — I. /ˈbɪlboʊ/ (say bilboh) noun (plural bilboes) (usually plural) a long iron bar or bolt with sliding shackles and a lock, formerly used to confine the feet of prisoners. {origin uncertain} II. /ˈbɪlboʊ/ (say bilboh) noun (plural bilboes)… …   Australian English dictionary

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