a quick sword or big knife, particularly one employed for cutting in place of thrusting; specifically, a curved basket-hilted blade of strong and easy make, used at water, specially when boarding or repelling boarders.
a quick heavy curved sword with one edge; previously used by sailors
variant spelling of cutlass.
a brief blade or large blade, specifically one useful for cutting versus thrusting; particularly, a curved basket-hilted blade of powerful and easy make, utilized at sea, especially when boarding or repelling boarders.
a short heavy curved sword with one side; formerly utilized by sailors