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barong

[ bah-rawng, -rong, buh- ]
/ bɑˈrɔŋ, -ˈrɒŋ, bə- /
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noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (bæˈrɒŋ) /

noun

a broad-bladed cleaver-like knife used in the Philippines

Word Origin for barong

from Moro; see parang
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