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barong

[bah-rawng, -rong, buh-]
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noun
  1. a large, broad-bladed knife or cleaver used by the Moros.
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Origin of barong

First recorded in 1840–50; apparently Philippine variant of parang
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Related Words for barong

pistol, bomb, sword, gun, missile, cannon, rifle, machete, ammunition, firearm, knife, shotgun, revolver, catapult, dagger, spear, bayonet, ax, bludgeon, spike

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Historical Examples of barong

  • A Moro kris was crossed with a barong, and both weapons dripped blood.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • 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

noun
  1. a broad-bladed cleaver-like knife used in the Philippines
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Word Origin for barong

from Moro; see parang
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