• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ballow A cudgel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ballow An epithet of uncertain meaning, in the following passage: the apparent etymology suggests ‘round,’ ‘pot-bellied.’
    • n ballow Nautical, deep water inside a shoal or bar.
    • n ballow A word used only by Shakspere in the passage cited, in the folio of 1623, where the quarto editions have battero and bat; it is, like battero, apparently a misprint for batton, battoon, or battoun, a stick, cudgel. See batton, batoon, baton, and bat.
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