facon

noun

fa·​con
fäˈkȯn
plural -es
: a large heavy belt knife carried by South American gauchos

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish facón, augmentative of Spanish faca large knife, probably from Portuguese, knife

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“Facon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facon. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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