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kukri vs. machete
[ kook-ree ]
- a large knife having a heavy curved blade that is sharp on the concave side, used by the Napalese Gurkhas for hunting and combat.
[ muh-shet-ee, -chet-ee ]
- a large heavy knife used especially in Latin American countries in cutting sugarcane and clearing underbrush and as a weapon.
- a tarpon, Elops affinis, of the eastern Pacific Ocean, having an elongated, compressed body.