kindjal

[ kin-jahl ]
/ ˈkɪn dʒɑl /

noun

a double-edged knife of the Caucasus, having a broad blade with edges parallel for most of their length, terminating in a long, sharp point.

Nearby words

  1. kindergarten,
  2. kindergartener,
  3. kindergartner,
  4. kindhearted,
  5. kindheartedly,
  6. kindle,
  7. kindless,
  8. kindlessly,
  9. kindliness,
  10. kindling

Origin of kindjal

< Russian kinzhál, probably < a Turkic language of the Caucasus, ultimately < Persian khanjar khanjar

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