Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See campilan.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In addition to the bow and arrows they carry a knife called "kampilan" having a wide-curving blade.

    Negritos of Zambales

  • And here now was Szu-Zhan of the glorious height and colossal thews - when I thought of the strength that could drive a kampilan through a stout human body from fifteen feet, I felt a trifle apprehensive.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Her kerchief and blouse were gone; there was blood on her breeches and on the chain collar, and in one hand she carried a bloody kampilan.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • And here now was Szu-Zhan of the glorious height and colossal thews — when I thought of the strength that could drive a kampilan through a stout human body from fifteen feet, I felt a trifle apprehensive.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • I looked again, and he was standing side-on, chin on breast, evidently meditating; then I saw the kampilan hilt protruding from his midriff, and eighteen inches of bloody blade standing out behind him, and he crashed forward on the deck, his axe dropping from his hand.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • A dozen pirates were on the deck, and even as I let fly again I saw Witherspoon cut down by a gross yellow genie with a kampilan.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • I jumped down, roaring, and was about to send another ball after him when one of my helmsmen whipped out his kampilan and came at me, screaming like a banshee.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Then he held the kampilan in his right hand, and eight million more buso fell down dead.

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • Then the Malaki took his kampilan and stuck it into his belt, and sat down on his shield.

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • But the edges of the horizon are very sharp, like a kampilan, [50] and they came together with a snap whenever anybody tried to jump through; and they cut him into two pieces.

    Philippine Folk-Tales

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