cutlass definition

  • noun:
    • a quick heavy sword with a curved single-edged knife, once utilized as a weapon by sailors.
    • Caribbean A machete.
    • a brief sword with a curved blade, and a convex side; as soon as utilized by sailors whenever boarding an enemy ship.
    • A similarly shaped tool; a machete.
    • a brief, hefty, curving sword, used in the navy. See curtal-ax.
    • See cutlas.
    • a brief heavy curved blade with one advantage; previously utilized by sailors
    • a brief hefty sword with a curved single-edged blade, once used as a weapon by sailors.
    • Caribbean A machete.
    • a brief blade with a curved knife, and a convex side; when used by sailors whenever boarding an enemy ship.
    • A similarly shaped device; a machete.
    • A short, heavy, curving blade, used in the navy. See curtal-ax.
    • See cutlas.
    • a quick heavy curved blade with one side; formerly utilized by sailors

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