assegai definition

  • noun:
    • A light spear or lance, particularly one with a quick shaft and long blade for close combat, employed by Bantu peoples of southern Africa.
    • A light spear or lance, specially one with a quick shaft and long knife for near fight, employed by Bantu peoples of south Africa.
    • A southern African tree (Curtisia dentata) having wood employed for making spears or lances.
    • A southern African tree (Curtisia dentata) having lumber employed for making spears or lances.
    • A slim hardwood spear or javelin with an iron tip, particularly those employed by Bantu peoples of Southern Africa.
    • A slim hardwood spear or javelin with an iron tip, particularly those utilized by Bantu peoples of Southern Africa.
    • The tree species Curtisia dentata, because its timber is traditionally accustomed made assegais.
    • The tree species Curtisia dentata, because its wood is traditionally regularly made assegais.
    • Same as assagai.
    • just like assagai.
    • the thin spear for the Bantu-speaking folks of Africa
    • the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking folks of Africa
  • verb:
    • To spear with an assegai.
    • To spear with an assegai.
  • others:
    • See assagai.
    • See assagai.

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