assagai definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of assegai.
    • alternate spelling of assegai.
    • A spear employed by tribes in Southern Africa as a missile and for stabbing, some sort of light javelin.
    • A slender spear or lance of hard wood, often having an iron mind: now mostly put on the throwing-spear or javelin found in fight by the locals of Southern Africa, particularly the Zulus and Kafirs. In addition spelled assegai.
    • the slim spear for the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
  • others:
    • To strike or destroy with an assagai. Also spelled assegai.

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