kukri
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu kukṛī Date: 1811 a curved short sword with a broad blade used especially by Gurkhas

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  • kukri — /kook ree/, n. a large knife having a heavy curved blade that is sharp on the concave side, used by the Napalese Gurkhas for hunting and combat. [1805 15; < Hindi kukri] * * * …   Universalium

  • kukri — n. (pl. kukris) a curved knife broadening towards the point, used by Gurkhas. Etymology: Hindi kukri …   Useful english dictionary

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  • kukri — noun A curved Nepalese knife used especially by Gurkha fighters …   Wiktionary

  • kukri — n. large Gurkha knife with a sharp curved blade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kukri — [ kʊkri] noun (plural kukris) a curved knife broadening towards the point, used by Gurkhas. Origin C19: from Nepalese khukuri …   English new terms dictionary

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