[tuhl-wahr, tuhl-wahr]


any of several Indian sabers.

Origin of tulwar

1825–35; < Hindi talwār, tarwār < Sanskrit taravāri
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Historical Examples of tulwar

  • Take your pistols and tulwar, and bring another sword for me.

  • The Turk gave a shout of triumph, flourished his tulwar, and came galloping on.

    Carry On!

    Herbert Strang

  • In one of these an officer received a tulwar cut which severed an artery.

  • The tulwar, instead of cleaving his skull, glanced off the sword, and with diminished force bit into his shoulder.

    The Disputed V.C.

    Frederick P. Gibbon

  • Even his tulwar was buckled to his belt when, in answer to my summons, he stepped forth into the outer chamber.

    Tales of Destiny

    Edmund Mitchell