cut·lass also cut·las (kŭt′ləs)
1. A short heavy sword with a curved single-edged blade, once used as a weapon by sailors.
2. Caribbean A machete.
, from Old French coutelasse
, probably augmentative of coutel
, from Latin cultellus
, diminutive of culter
; see skel-
in Indo-European roots
|Noun||1.||cutlas - a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors|sword
- a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard