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n. pl. kuk·ris
A large knife with a somewhat sickle-shaped blade that is broader near its point than near the hilt, used especially by Gurkha soldiers as a weapon and cutting tool.

[Nepali khukurī, probably via Hindi khukhrī.]


n, pl -ris
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a knife with a curved blade that broadens towards the point, esp as used by Gurkhas
[from Hindi]
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The pair then grabbed Barry's souvenir Gurkha knife and sliced off the middle finger of his left hand and left his ring finger hanging by a thread.
Around 11pm, Hedley threw the Gurkha knife outside but had another blade which he refused to give up.
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The raider was wielding a Kukri Gurkha knife when he struck at Oakwood General Dealers, in Leam Lane, Felling, Gateshead.
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