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

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The first known use of yataghan was in 1815

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“Yataghan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yataghan. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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