in various Indigenous Polynesian cultures, a fearless warrior.
a tall hardwood tree (Casuarina equisetifolia) native to Southeast Asia, Australia, and Polynesia: used by the Indigenous inhabitants of Polynesia to make tools and weapons.
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How to use toa in a sentence
Meanwhile, a guard had entered the great room and approached Vulcar, the one who had reminded Tharn of toa, the hawk.Warrior of the Dawn | Howard Carleton Browne
Then as they are almost all fighting men (tata toa) they are restricted that they may not weaken or enervate themselves.A Voyage to the South Sea | William Bligh
To-morrow morning repair to the islet called toa-marama; it will be a place of safety for you and your children.'
Presently the road turned to the westward, following the valley of the toa River.Plotting in Pirate Seas | Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Bessy wor blushin, an' seemed varry mich takken up wi' her toa 'at had popt throo th' end ov her slipper.Yorksher Puddin' | John Hartley