v. (1) to dress, arm for battle, (2) to dub a knight by the stroke with the flat of the swordVariants: dubbed, pp,dobbed, doubedEtymology: Anglo-French dubber, to dress; cp. Icelandic dubba, to arm, dress, also to dub Anglo-Saxon dubban, to dub a knight, in Chron. ann. 1085; cp. Old French aduber, adouber, to arm (Roland).