noun yat·a·ghan \ˈya-tə-ˌgan, ˈya-ti-gən\

Definition of YATAGHAN

:  a long knife or short saber that lacks a guard for the hand at the juncture of blade and hilt and that usually has a double curve to the edge and a nearly straight back

Origin of YATAGHAN

Turkish yatağan
First Known Use: 1815


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