yataghan

noun
yat·​a·​ghan | \ ˈya-tə-ˌgan How to pronounce yataghan (audio) , 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

First Known Use of yataghan

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yataghan

Turkish yatağan

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about yataghan

Time Traveler for yataghan

Time Traveler

The first known use of yataghan was in 1815

See more words from the same year

Statistics for yataghan

Cite this Entry

“Yataghan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yataghan. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on yataghan

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for yataghan

Comments on yataghan

What made you want to look up yataghan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!