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also yat·a·gan  (yăt′ə-găn′, -gən) or at·a·ghan (ăt′-)
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.]


(ˈjætəɡən) or


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


or yat•a•gan

(ˈyæt əˌgæn, -gən; Turk. ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn)

also ataghan

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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Now, what is happening to us is a migration period," the PM went on, then adding a few more comments about migration to Europe:"Hundreds of thousands of people - women, men, children - are fleeing the yatagan [an Ottoman sabre used a lot in the Balkans against infidels in the lands which were under the Empire's rule].
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With the aid of Suleiman's yatagan and my own sabre, we scooped a shallow grave upon the spot which Darvell had indicated: the earth easily gave away, having already received some Mahometan tenant.
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added that as a result, the Armenians preferred the Russian boot instead of the Turkish yatagan.
MUGLA, Aug 5, 2011 (TUR) -- A house has been unearthed in the ancient city of Lagina near Yatagan town of the southwestern Turkish province of Mugla.