yataghan

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noun yat·a·ghan \ ˈya-tə-ˌgan , ˈya-ti-gən \

Definition of yataghan

:a long knife or short saber that lacks a guard for the hand at the juncture of blade and hilt and that usually has a double curve to the edge and a nearly straight back

Origin and Etymology of yataghan

Turkish yatağan


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