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yat·a·ghan

also yat·a·gan  (yăt′ə-găn′, -gən) or at·a·ghan (ăt′-)
n.
A Turkish sword or scimitar having a double-curved blade and an eared pommel, but lacking a handle guard.

[Ottoman Turkish yatağan, curved, yataghan, from yatmaq, to lie flat, incline, slant (modern Turkish yatmak), from Old Turkic yatmaq, to lie down.]

yataghan

(ˈjætəɡən) or

ataghan

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a Turkish sword with a curved single-edged blade
[C19: from Turkish yataǧan]

yat•a•ghan

or yat•a•gan

(ˈyæt əˌgæn, -gən; Turk. ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn)

also ataghan



n.
a Turkish saber having a doubly curved blade and a hilt with no guard.
[1810–20; < Turkish yatağan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yataghan - a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edgeyataghan - a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge
knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
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He claps his hands and Mesrour the Nubian appears, with bare arms, bangles, yataghans, and every Eastern ornament-- gaunt, tall, and hideous.
The bayonets usually took the form of the French-style brass-handled, wavy-bladed yataghans, though a small number of guns had their barrels turned down to mount a more traditional socket bayonet.
For Oriental ornament pervaded the new scheme; and where there had once been a gun hung on hooks and sporting prints and a stuffed fish in a glass case, there were now festoons of Eastern drapery and trophies of scimitars, tulwars, and yataghans, as if in unconscious preparation for the coming of the gentleman with the turban.