What is the difference between Bill and Fracture?

The difference between bill and fracture

is that “bill” is any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries, commonly consisting of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, with a short pike at the back and another at the top, attached to the end of a long staff and “fracture” is an instance of breaking, a place where something has broken.

bill

fracture

Noun

  • Any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries, commonly consisting of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, with a short pike at the back and another at the top, attached to the end of a long staff.
  • A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle, used in pruning, etc.; a billhook.
  • Somebody armed with a bill; a billman.
  • A pickaxe, or mattock.
  • (nautical) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke (also called the peak).

Exemple

  • France had no infantry that dared to face the English bows and bills.
  • In the British Museum there is an entry of a warrant, granted to Nicholas Spicer, authorising him to impress smiths for making two thousand Welch bills or glaives.
  • Synonym: polearm
  • Synonyms: billhook, hand bill, hedge bill
  • Synonym: billman

Verb

  • (transitive) To dig, chop, etc., with a bill.

Noun

  • An instance of breaking, a place where something has broken.
  • (medicine) A break in bone or cartilage.
  • (geology) A fault or crack in a rock.

Related terms

  • fractal
  • fraction
  • fragment

Verb

  • (transitive, intransitive) To break, or cause something to break.

Examples

  • “You fracture me, Frankie," Patsy said. “You should take that act on the road. Howsabout now?" This is the way it would go whenever I showed up at Patsy’s, a dual of digs and wisecracks with the disapproving groans of those within earshot.