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Definition of "yataghan" []

  • A Turkish sword or scimitar having a double-curved blade and an eared pommel, but lacking a handle guard. (noun)
  • A Turkish sword with a curved single-edged blade (noun)

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Use "yataghan" in a sentence
  • "Marvand, the Surgeon-Major of an Algerian regiment, reports the case of a young Arab woman who had been severely injured in the right lumbar region by a weapon called a "yataghan," an instrument which has only one cutting edge."
  • "“His hero, Des Esseintes, comes from a long line of grim, muscular warriors with yataghan mustaches.” oriflamme."
  • "While I gather my thoughts for a coherent post about it, here are a few more words that sent me to the dictionary: yataghan."