punji

noun, often attributive
pun·​ji | \ ˈpənjē \
plural -s

Definition of punji

: a sharpened stick usually of bamboo set in the ground especially in Vietnam as an antipersonnel weapon punji stick punji trap

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First Known Use of punji

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for punji

perhaps from Kachin

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“Punji.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punji. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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