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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.]
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yataghan

(ˈjætəɡən) or

ataghan

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a Turkish sword with a curved single-edged blade
[C19: from Turkish yataǧan]
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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]
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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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Translations
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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.
But when I added to the gun an English cutlass with which I had shivered his highness's yataghan to pieces, the bey yielded, and agreed to forgive the hand and head, but on condition that the poor fellow never again set foot in Tunis.
matter, may not be talked to in the language of yataghans and threats.