noun \ˈsi-mə-tər, -ˌtär\

: a sword with a curved blade that was used in the past especially in the Middle East and western Asia

Full Definition of SCIMITAR

:  a saber having a curved blade with the edge on the convex side and used chiefly by Arabs and Turks

Origin of SCIMITAR

Italian scimitarra
First Known Use: 1562


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