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targe

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Pronunciation: /tɑːdʒ
 
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Definition of targe in English:

noun

Archaic term for target (sense 2) of the noun).
Example sentences
  • Their blood up, the Jacobites, most of them armed with small round shields, known as targes, and double-edged broadswords, hurtled down the slope.
  • As the claymores, targes and antique pistols on the walls of Seaforth Cottage also testify, domicile north of the Great Glen can also engender a degree of swashbuckling.
  • Some targes had center bosses of brass, and a few of these could accept a long steel spike which screwed into a small ‘puddle’ of lead which was fixed to the wood, under the boss.

Origin

Old English targa, targe, of Germanic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old French targe.

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