1. A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow. "With their by-blows they did split the very stones in pieces." (Bunyan)

2. An illegitimate child; a bastard. "The Aga speedily . . . Brought her [his disgraced slave] to court, together with her pretty by-blow, the present Padre Ottomano." (Evelyn)

(01 Mar 1998)

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