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

  • n. Archaic A cutlass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A corruption of cutlass.

Etymologies

By folk etymology from earlier coutelace, curtelace, cutlass, from Old French coutelas; see cutlass.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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