yataghan

[ yat-uh-gan, -guh n; 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.

Nearby words

  1. yasmin,
  2. yasna,
  3. yasnian,
  4. yassy,
  5. yastrzemski,
  6. yate,
  7. yathrib,
  8. yatter,
  9. yauco,
  10. yaud

Also ataghan, yat·a·gan.

Origin of yataghan

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

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British Dictionary definitions for yataghan

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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