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Definition of the noun robin hood

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  1. legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor

Alternative definition of the noun robin hood


  1. A criminal with similar social tendencies.

proper noun

  1. A legendary English outlaw famous for his skill in archery and his vow to defend the poor and the oppressed against established authority.

Specialised definition of the noun robin hood

Glossary of sports / archery

the act of splitting the shaft of an arrow already in the target with another arrow (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the feat of driving the tip of an arrow into the end of another arrow that's already in the target. Named, of course, for Robin Hood's legendary accomplishment

Glossary of sports / darts

the feat of sticking one dart into the back of another that's already in the board

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Children's Literature (2010)

by Emer O'Sullivan

ROBIN HOOD. Outlaw hero of numerous tales and legends set in medieval England. Few stories have been retold as often as that of Robin Hood, ...

Google previewThe Shakespeare Name Dictionary (2004)

by J. Madison Davis, Daniel A. Frankforter

Robin Hood is partof numerous literary worksincluding Langland'sPiers Plowman , andasvehicles for roisterous and bawdy comedy Robin Hoodplays were common by the16thc.,so muchso the general assemblyof Scotland in 1577 and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Games (2003)

by Daniel Bell

The Robin Hood Games, also known as the CP-ISRA [Cerebral Palsy- International Sports and Recreation Association] World Games, are specifically for athletes with cerebral palsy. Nottingham, England, has hosted all three games . The first ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Late Medieval England, 1272-1485 (2002)

by Ronald H. Fritze, William Baxter Robison

Paul Miller Robin Hood Legends. Robin Hood is a legendary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Heroes (2001)

by Graham Seal

Lloyd pointed out in Folksong in England, only seven or so of the nearly forty Robin Hood ballads noted by Child in the 1880s had been collected in British oral tradition, and a further three in America.These ballads turn up in various ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Q-Z (2008)

by Donald Haase

Robin Hood fights the Sheriff of Nottingham, uniting yeoman and dispossessed nobles against church leaders and corrupt members of the upper aristocracy. Only Eustace and Fitzwarin seem to be more ruthless and single-minded thieves.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain (2017)

by Sian Echard, Robert Rouse

ROBIN HOOD AND OUTLAW LITERATURE the various breakpoints which signaled the death-knell for other medieval heroes – print, Bosworth, Reformation . Of them all, only the story of King Arthur has survived into modern culture with ...

Google previewThe Shakespeare Name and Place Dictionary (2012)

by J. Madison Davis

Robin Hood is part of numerous literary works including Langland's Piers Plowman, and as vehicles for roisterous and bawdy comedy Robin Hood plays were common by the 16th a, so much so the general assembly of Scotland in 1577 and ...

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The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age. (Lascelles Abercrombie)
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