from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Turkish sword or scimitar having a double-curved blade and an eared pommel, but lacking a handle guard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of sword used in Muslim countries from the mid-16th to late 19th centuries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long knife, or short saber, common among Mohammedan nations, usually having a double curve, sometimes nearly straight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sword of Mohammedan nations, peculiar in having no guard and no crosspiece, but usually a large and often decorative pommel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge
Turkish yataǧan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish yatağan, from Old Turkic root yat- ("to bend, incline; to lie"), whence also words like yatmak ("to lie"), yatak ("bed"), yatay ("horizontal"), etc. (Wiktionary)