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cutlass

[ kuht-luh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF cutlass
  • as inknife
  • as inweapon
  • as inblade
  • as insword
  • as insaber
  • as insword
  • as indagger

Synonyms for cutlass

  • bayonet
  • blade
  • cutter
  • dagger
  • machete
  • scalpel
  • sickle
  • skewer
  • sword
  • bolo
  • edge
  • lance
  • lancet
  • point
  • ripper
  • sabre
  • scimitar
  • scythe
  • shank
  • shiv
  • steel
  • stiletto
  • switchblade
  • tickler
  • cutting edge
  • skiver
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUTLASS

He ducked instinctively, striking upward with his cutlass as he did so.

The point of the cutlass just passed my hip-bone, and gave me a smart flesh-wound.

Use only the cutlass when you gain the parapet and ply like men.

And signing to one of the men to join Darby at the door, he drew his cutlass.

His belt was tightly drawn round his waist, and his cutlass hung from it.

“You can pass if your wench gives me a kiss,” said the soldier with the cutlass.

I longed to take my cutlass in my teeth and board a Spaniard.

Cutlass in hand, Decatur was first on the deck of the enemy.

Young Glory was in the front of the battle, laying about him with his cutlass.

To keep their piece, pistols, and cutlass clean, and fit for service.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Middle French coutelas (16c.), probably from Italian coltellaccio "large knife" (with augmentative suffix -accio), from coltello "knife," from Latin cultellus "small knife," diminutive of culter "knife, plowshare," from PIE *kel-tro-, from root *(s)kel- "to cut" (see scale (n.1)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CUTLASS

blade

nouncutting tool
  • brand
  • cutlass
  • edge
  • knife
  • shank
  • sword
  • épée
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