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curtalax

or cur·tal ax, cur·tle ax

[ kur-tl-aks ]

noun

, Archaic.


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Origin of curtalax1

1570–80; variant (by folk etymology) of earlier curtilace, apparently < dialectal Italian cortelazo, assimilated variant of Italian coltellaccio hunting knife, equivalent to coltell ( o ) (< Latin; cultellus ) + -accio noun suffix. See cutlass

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