couteau

[koo-toh]
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noun, plural cou·teaux [koo-tohz; French koo-toh] /kuˈtoʊz; French kuˈtoʊ/.

a knife, especially a large double-edged one formerly carried as a weapon.

Nearby words

  1. cousteau,
  2. cousteau, jacques yves,
  3. cousy,
  4. cousy, bob,
  5. couta,
  6. couter,
  7. couth,
  8. couthie,
  9. coutil,
  10. couture

Origin of couteau

1670–80; < French; Old French coutel < Latin cultellus; see cultellus

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British Dictionary definitions for couteau

couteau

noun plural -teaux (-ˈtəʊz)

a large two-edged knife used formerly as a weapon

Word Origin for couteau

C17: from Old French coutel, from Latin cultellus a little knife, from culter knife, ploughshare

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