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costard


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Costard  \Cos"tard\  (k?s"t?rd),  n.  [Prob.  fr  OF  coste  rib, 
  side  F.  c[^o]te,  and  meaning  orig.,  a  ribbed  apple,  from  the 
  ribs  or  angles  on  its  sides.  See  {Coast}.] 
  1.  An  apple,  large  and  round  like  the  head. 
 
  Some  [apples]  consist  more  of  air  than  water  .  .  .; 
  others  more  of  water  than  wind,  as  your  costards  and 
  pomewaters.  --Muffett. 
 
  2.  The  head;  --  used  contemptuously. 
 
  Try  whether  your  costard  or  my  bat  be  the  harder. 
  --Shak.