Definition of scimitar
: a saber having a curved blade with the edge on the convex side and used chiefly by Arabs and Turks
Recent Examples of scimitar from the Web
Drag-reducing 'scimitar' split wingtips have been used on Boeing's medium-haul Boeing 737 MAX, but never on a jetliner the size of the A380, which has a 79.9-meter (262-foot) wingspan.
A scimitar-horned oryx calf was born Tuesday night.
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Origin and Etymology of scimitar
First Known Use: 1562See Words from the same year
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Definition of scimitar for English Language Learners
: a sword with a curved blade that was used in the past especially in the Middle East and western Asia
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