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cut·lass

also cut·las  (kŭt′ləs)
n.
1. A short heavy sword with a curved single-edged blade, once used as a weapon by sailors.
2. Caribbean A machete.

[French coutelas, from Old French coutelasse, probably augmentative of coutel, knife, from Latin cultellus, diminutive of culter, knife; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.cutlas - a short heavy curved sword with one edgecutlas - a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
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