couteau

[ koo-toh ]
/ kuˈtoʊ /
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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.

Origin of couteau

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

/ (kuːˈtəʊ) /

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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