Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of yataghan.

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  • n. Alternative form of yataghan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See yataghan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as yataghan.

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Examples

  • With the aid of Suleiman's ataghan and my own sabre, we scooped a shallow grave upon the spot which Darvell had indicated: the earth easily gave way, having already received some Mahometan tenant.

    Life of Lord Byron

  • What use on earth ataghan and scimitar and damasquined pistols, that would not carry straight three yards, could be to an officer in his

    My Novel — Volume 10

  • What use on earth ataghan and scimitar and damasquined pistols, that would not carry straight three yards, could be to an officer in his Majesty's Guards is more than I can conjecture, or even Frank satisfactorily explain.

    My Novel — Complete

  • Long sojourning amid wild and dangerous men, he still wore beneath his vest the ataghan which he had once struck into the throat of a Turkish robber.

    The Threefold Destiny (From "Twice Told Tales")

  • One day, as he was walking the quarter-deck, he lifted an ataghan (it might be one of the midshipmen's weapons), and unsheathing it, said, contemplating the blade, “I should like to know how a person feels after committing murder.”

    The Life of Lord Byron

  • The Swede struck him with the flat of his sword; the Suliote unsheathed his ataghan, and nearly cut off the left arm of his antagonist, and then shot him through the head.

    The Life of Lord Byron

  • With the aid of Suleiman's ataghan and my own sabre, we scooped a shallow grave upon the spot which Darvell had indicated: the earth easily gave way, having already received some

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • Stanhope; here he only sits cross-legged on an ottoman, and carves his venison with an ataghan. "

    Vivian Grey

  • -- [MS.] [15] [Compare "With the aid of Suleiman's ataghan and my own sabre, we scooped a shallow grave upon the spot which Darvell had indicated" (_A fragment of a Novel by Byron, Letters, _ 1899, iii.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 4

  • Fifth Edition.] [78] The ataghan, a long dagger worn with pistols in the belt, in a metal scabbard, generally of silver; and, among the wealthier, gilt, or of gold.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3

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