1. Proper noun.  (italbrac, collective) A people of western Africa.
  2. Proper noun.  The Bantu language of these people, also called Pahouin.
  3. Proper noun.  A second, only distantly related language of Africa.
  4. Verb.  (transitive, dialectal) To catch, capture; seize; grip; clutch; lay hold of.
  5. Verb.  (transitive, dialectal) To take; receive with assent; accept.
  6. Verb.  (transitive, obsolete) To receive with hospitality; welcome.
  7. Verb.  (transitive, obsolete) To receive.
  8. Verb.  (transitive, dialectal) To receive or adopt into spiritual relation, as in baptism; be godfather or godmother to.
  9. Noun.  (context, Now) A grasping; capture; the act or power of seizing; hold.
  10. Noun.  That which is seized or carried off; booty; spoils; stolen goods.
  11. Noun.  Any projection, catch, shoot, or other thing by which hold is taken; a prehensile part or organ.
  12. Noun.  (context, mining) A channel cut in the rock, or a pipe of wood, used for conveying air.
  13. Noun.  (rare, plural) Cage-shuts.
  14. Noun.  (dialectal) The coil or bend of a rope; (context, by extension) a noose; a trap.
  15. Noun.  A long, pointed canine tooth used for biting and tearing flesh or (in snakes) for injecting venom.
  16. Verb.  (rare) to strike or attack with the fangs.

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