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cut·lassalso 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.
[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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|Noun||1.||cutlas - a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors|
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