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Dag"ger (-g&etilde_;r), n. [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F. daguer. See Dag a dagger.] 1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
2. (Print.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [†]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also obelisk.
Dagger moth (Zo&ö;l.), any moth of the genus Apatalea. The larvæ are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc. -- Dagger of lath, the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the old Moralities. Shak. -- Double dagger, a mark of reference [‡] which comes next in order after the dagger. -- To look daggers, or To speak daggers, to look or speak fiercely or reproachfully.
Dag"ger, v. t. To pierce with a dagger; to stab. [Obs.]
Dag"ger, n. [Perh. from diagonal.] A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame. Knight.