Cos"tard(k?s"t?rd), n. [Prob. fr. OF. coste rib, side, F. cte, 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.
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