cutlass

noun cut·lass \ ˈkət-ləs \

Definition of cutlass

1 : a short curving sword formerly used by sailors on warships
2 : machete

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Origin and Etymology of cutlass

Middle French coutelas, augmentative of coutel knife, from Latin cultellus, diminutive of culter knife, plowshare


CUTLASS Defined for English Language Learners

cutlass

noun

Definition of cutlass for English Language Learners

  • : a short, heavy sword with a curved blade that was used by sailors and pirates in the past


CUTLASS Defined for Kids

cutlass

noun cut·lass \ ˈkət-ləs \

Definition of cutlass for Students

: a short heavy curved sword


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