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kukri

[ kook-ree ]
/ ˈkʊk ri /
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noun
a large knife having a heavy curved blade that is sharp on the concave side, used by the Napalese Gurkhas for hunting and combat.

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Origin of kukri

First recorded in 1805–15, kukri is from the Hindi word kukṛī
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British Dictionary definitions for kukri

kukri
/ (ˈkʊkrɪ) /

noun plural -ris
a knife with a curved blade that broadens towards the point, esp as used by Gurkhas

Word Origin for kukri

from Hindi
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