Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of scimitar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See scimiter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See simitar.

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Examples

  • To propagate the true religion, was the duty of a faithful Mussulman: the unbelievers were _his_ enemies, and those of the Prophet; and, in the hands of the Turks, the cimeter was the only instrument of conversion.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 6

  • They talked to each other with great emotion, and each of them held a kind of cimeter in his hand.

    Voyages and TRavels in All Parts of the World

  • If you stand right fronting and face to face to a fact, you will see the sun glimmer on both its surfaces, as if it were a cimeter, and feel its sweet edge dividing you through the heart and marrow, and so you will happily conclude your mortal career.

    Walden

  • Mohamed paused, with uplifted cimeter, when the captain of the guard threw himself at his feet.

    The Alhambra

  • A steel helmet studded with gems rose above his turban; his cuirass was embossed with gold; his cimeter and dagger were of the workmanship of Fez, and flamed with precious stones.

    The Alhambra

  • Drawing his cimeter, and pressing forward, he was about to deal a left-handed blow that might have been fatal to, at least, one of the gazers, when the princesses crowded round him, and implored mercy for the prisoners; even the timid Zorahayda forgot her shyness, and became eloquent in their behalf.

    The Alhambra

  • His words were heard by Abdalla, who, drawing his cimeter, and crying, "Behold an infidel, who supposes that God required his assistance in preserving the life of an emperor," instantly struck off the head of his preserver.

    History of the Moors of Spain

  • Thus we learn that their war-like equipments consisted of a large cimeter, a slender lance, a short coat of mail, and a light leathern buckler.

    History of the Moors of Spain

  • At these words, without waiting for a reply from the governor, the champion of Islamism drew his cimeter and attacked the unfortunate

    History of the Moors of Spain

  • After having anointed her neck with the mixture, she requested the caliph to test the keenness of his cimeter on it, which the barbarian did; and the result may be easily imagined.

    History of the Moors of Spain

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  • from Wikipedia:
    A cimeter or scimitar is a large, curved butcher's knife, with a blade typically 10-12" (25-30cm) long. It is used primarily for cutting large pieces of meat into retail cuts such as steaks.

    I used to use these working at a seafood counter. I've never seen one in anyone's kitchen other than my own (and my then-boss' kitchen).

    June 7, 2013