couteau

[ koo-toh ]
/ kuˈtoʊ /

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.

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Origin of couteau

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

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British Dictionary definitions for couteau

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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