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barong

[bah-rawng, -rong, buh-] /bɑˈrɔŋ, -ˈrɒŋ, bə-/
noun
1.
a large, broad-bladed knife or cleaver used by the Moros.
Origin of barong
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; apparently Philippine variant of parang
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Historical Examples
  • A Moro kris was crossed with a barong, and both weapons dripped blood.

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  • Rick saw him lift a pirate bodily, pluck the barong from his hand, and throw him against two other pirates.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • But he could see enough to know that the pirate carried a rifle and had a barong tucked into his belt.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for barong

barong

/bæˈrɒŋ/
noun
1.
a broad-bladed cleaver-like knife used in the Philippines
Word Origin
from Moro; see parang
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