previous next

bill sb.1: obsolete military weapon consisting of a long wooden handle having at one end a blade or axe-shaped head R2 III. ii. 118; in the 16th and 17th centuries painted or varnished in different colours, hence “brown bill” 2H6 IV. x. 14, Lr. IV. vi. 93; a similar weapon used by constables (with play on BILL sb.2) Ado III. iii. 189 “being taken up of these men's bills,” 2H6 IV. vii. 134.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide References (4 total)
  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 4.6
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.10
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 3.2
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: