assagai


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as·sa·gai

 (ăs′ə-gī′)
n.
Variant of assegai.

assagai

(ˈæsəˌɡaɪ)
n, pl -gais
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a variant spelling of assegai
2. (Plants) a variant spelling of assegai

as•se•gai

or as•sa•gai

(ˈæs əˌgaɪ)

n., pl. -gais.
1. an iron-tipped spear used by Bantu peoples of S Africa.
2. a S African tree, Curtisia dentata, of the dogwood family, from whose wood such weapons were made.
[1615–25; earlier azagaia < Portuguese < Arabic az zaghāyah]
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Noun1.assagai - the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africaassagai - the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
lance, spear, shaft - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
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US Hall of Fame trainer Mack Miller, who died in December aged 89, numbered Charles Engelhard and Paul Mellon among his clients, and had four champions - Leallah, Assagai, Hawaii and former Derby winner Snow Knight - as well as Halo, Java Gold and 1993 Kentucky Derby victor Sea Hero.
For more information, interviews, or photographs, contact Mel Assagai, President of The Advocacy Group at (916) 325-4080.
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