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Meaning of CUTLASS

Pronunciation:  'kutlus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors
 

CUTLASS is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cutlas
 
 See Also: blade, brand, steel, sword

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cut"lass\ (k[u^]t"las), n.; pl. {Cutlasses} (-[e^]z).
[F. coutelas (cf. It. coltellaccio), augm. fr. L. cultellus a
small knife, dim. of culter knife. See {Colter}, and cf.
{Curtal ax}.]
A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See {Curtal
ax}.

{Cutlass fish}, (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar, long, thin, marine
   fish ({Trichiurus lepturus}) of the southern United States
   and West Indies; -- called also {saber fish}, {silver
   eel}, and, improperly, {swordfish}.

 

 

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