Yataghan Yat"a*ghan, n. [Turk. y[=a]t[=a]gh[=a]n.] A long knife, or short saber, common among Mohammedan nations, usually having a double curve, sometimes nearly straight. [Written also {ataghan}, {attaghan}.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • yataghan — or yatagan [yat′ə gan΄] n. [Turk yatağan] a type of Turkish short saber with a double curved blade and a handle without a guard …   English World dictionary

  • yataghan — noun Etymology: Turkish yatağan Date: 1815 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yataghan — /yat euh gan , geuhn/; Turk. /yah tah gahn /, n. a Turkish saber having a doubly curved blade, concave toward the hilt, and a hilt with a prominent pommel and no guard. Also, ataghan, yatagan. [1810 20; < Turk yatagan] * * * …   Universalium

  • yataghan — noun /ˈjætəɡæn/ A type of sword used in Muslim countries from the mid 16th to late 19th centuries. The angry faced official communicated the intelligence to a large group of Anadolian, Caramanian, Bosniac, and Roumelian Turks, sturdy, undersized …   Wiktionary

  • yataghan — n. long curved Turkish sword with a single edged blade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yataghan — [ jatəgan] noun chiefly historical a sword without a guard and typically with a double curved blade, used in Muslim countries. Origin from Turk. yataǧan …   English new terms dictionary

  • yataghan — yat·a·ghan …   English syllables

  • yataghan — yat•a•ghan or yat•a•gan [[t]ˈyæt əˌgæn, gən[/t]] turk. [[t]ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn[/t]] also ataghan n. fot a Turkish saber having a doubly curved blade and a hilt with no guard • Etymology: 1810–20; < Turkish yatağan …   From formal English to slang

  • yataghan — A long knife, common in Turkey, which has a double curved blade …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • yataghan — /ˈjætəgən/ (say yatuhguhn) noun a Turkish sabre with a curved blade, having an eared pommel and lacking a guard. Also, ataghan, yatagan. {Ottoman Turkish} …   Australian English dictionary

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