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, "10 of the Best Survival Knives," 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 25 Oct. 2020.

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