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yataghan

or yat·a·gan

[ yat-uh-gan, -guhn; Turkish yah-tah-gahn ]
/ ˈyæt əˌgæn, -gən; Turkish ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn /
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noun

a Turkish saber having a doubly curved blade, concave toward the hilt, and a hilt with a prominent pommel and no guard.

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Also at·a·ghan [at-uh-gan, -guhn] /ˈæt əˌgæn, -gən/ .

Origin of yataghan

First recorded in 1810–20, yataghan is from the Turkish word yatağan

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yataghan

ataghan

/ (ˈjætəɡən) /

noun

a Turkish sword with a curved single-edged blade

Word Origin for yataghan

C19: from Turkish yataǧan
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