a knife, especially a large double-edged one formerly carried as a weapon.
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How to use couteau in a sentence
This was crossed by another shoulder belt, to which was hung a hunting knife, or couteau de chasse.Quentin Durward | Sir Walter Scott
The so called "Roman swords" are "anelaces," and a couteau de chasse of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
A couteau de chasse was thrust in his leathern belt, and a magnificent mountain-dog walked leisurely at his side.A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest | Amelia B. Edwards
Master and men had a sort of fancy costume, which allowed them to wear a couteau-de-chasse.
A curiously-formed ridge—a couteau des prairies, on a small scale—traversed the plain from east to west.Harper's New Monthly Magazine | Various
British Dictionary definitions for couteau
a large two-edged knife used formerly as a weapon
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