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ba·rong 1

 (bə-rông′, -rŏng′)
A long, broad, leaf-shaped knife used as both a weapon and tool by the Moros of the Philippines.

[Maranao (Austronesian language of the southern Philippines); akin to Malay parang, parang.]

ba·rong 2

 (bə-rông′, -rŏng′)
A lightweight, embroidered shirt of Filipino origin, having a collar, a straight hem worn outside the pants, and buttons partway or all the way down the front.

[Tagalog, from baro ng Tagalog : baro, garment for the upper body, dress + ng, linking particle + Tagalog, Tagalog.]


(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a broad-bladed cleaver-like knife used in the Philippines
[from Moro; see parang]


(bɑˈrɔŋ, -ˈrɒŋ, bə-)

a large, broad-bladed knife or cleaver used by the Moros.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barong - a knife resembling a cleaverbarong - a knife resembling a cleaver; used in the Philippines
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
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The Amok disdained firearms and instead depended upon the Moro's traditional edged weapons, the kris, barong and kampilan to slash his enemies to death.
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The first stop was to a Barong and Kris dance, a battle between good and evil re-enacted with the precise feet and hand movements that we associate with Balinese dance, the hands arched stiffly back.
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