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A short, heavy, straight-edged knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia as a tool and weapon.



(Anthropology & Ethnology) a short stout straight-edged knife used by the Dyaks of Borneo
[C19: from Malay]


(ˈpɑr ɑŋ)

a large, heavy knife used as a tool or weapon in Malaysia and Indonesia.
[1850–55; < Malay]
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Noun1.parang - a stout straight knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
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The savage headdress of the Dyaks, the long, narrow, decorated shields, the flashing blades of parang and kris sent a shudder through the girl, so close they seemed beneath the schooner's side.
Dati 'yung subject matter parang love song tapos malungkot ka pero in a very high school--college kind kasi 'yun kami nu'n.
Parang yung lima, nagiging walo kaya parang nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima lang yung kalaban, pero nagiging walo.
parang yung spacing na the team provides, I get open,' he offered.
The Parang police said that policemen conducted an operation in the area against suspects for possessing illegal weapons.
According to media reports, Parang Police conducted a raid against the persons possessing illegal weapons.
CHARSADDA -- Police arrested five suspected persons and recovered cache of weapons in a search and strike operation conducted in the jurisdiction of Parang Police Station on Thursday.
Cognate with Latin-American paranda, Trinidad's parang is largely the domain of a few families who trace their ancestry to nineteenth century Venezuelan immigrants who came to work on cocoa plantations.
The Parang Festival, a three-day event held on the weekend before Christmas, provides the backdrop for her analysis.
Engaged by members of the SRCC and other members of the community, parang is re-appropriated as an Amerindian music within the context of the festival, and considered a common cultural thread.
Authorities interviewed over DzBB radio said an improvised bomb strapped to a motorcycle parked outside the gymnasium in Parang, Maguindanao Province, went off at 4:10 p.
Police officer Sharifa Irijani in Parang town said she counted at least ten bodies when she arrived at the municipal gymnasium where the bomb exploded.