parang

noun
pa·​rang | \ ˈpär-ˌaŋ How to pronounce parang (audio) \

Definition of parang

: a short sword, cleaver, or machete common in Malaysia and Indonesia

Examples of parang in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heritage tools like parangs, kukris, bolo knives and their cousins are great examples of choppers. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of parang

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parang

Malay

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“Parang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parang. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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