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yat·a·ghanalso 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.]
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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a Turkish sword with a curved single-edged blade
[C19: from Turkish yataǧan]
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or yat•a•gan(ˈyæt əˌgæn, -gən; Turk. ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn)
a Turkish saber having a doubly curved blade and a hilt with no guard.
[1810–20; < Turkish yatağan]
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