- a large, broad-bladed African knife used as a weapon or as an implement for cutting heavy jungle growth, sugar cane, etc.; machete.
Origin of panga
Examples from the Web for panga
Historical Examples of panga
Every porter had a red blanket, and practically every one wore a panga.Cupid in Africa
P. C. Wren
At Panga Falls three men were most seriously hurt by arrows.
The only provocation we suffered was from the attacks of the tsetse, or panga (sword) fly, which swarmed here.How I Found Livingstone
Henry M. Stanley
The officers, including the Commander, also waited stiffly at attention while the fisherman tied his panga to the ship's ladder.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
- a broad heavy knife of E Africa, used as a tool or weapon
- US a small fishing boat first developed in Japan and now used chiefly in US and Central American waters