from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, broad, leaf-shaped knife used as both a weapon and tool by the Moros of the Philippines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of cutting weapon similar to a cleaver, with a thick back and thin razorlike edge, used by the Moros of the Philippine Islands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large, broad-bladed knife or cleaver used by the Moros of the southern Philippine Islands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a knife resembling a cleaver; used in the Philippines
You know how often men of our band have been captured by the white men of the north to lie in prisons there, where death comes so slowly that a 'barong' blow would be paradise.
Some Filipino men wear barongs also called barong Tagalogs, which are loose shirts worn outside the trousers; foreigners shouldn’t wear them.
Video monitors in the galleries, meanwhile, will display scenes of a boar barong dance, a cremation ceremony, street processions, shadow puppetry, bare-chested men chanting around a fire.
On the day I visit, dozens of El Shaddai officials were busily auctioning barong tagalogs (traditional Filipino dress shirts) once worn by Mr. Velarde.
Long sleeves and no pockets at all, and you may well be in a Philippine barong tagalog.
My wife then girlfriend gave me a barong as a gift for my birthday one year.
Marcos was almost always dressed in black trousers and a cool white barong shirt.
It was answered by a tanned, reedy, sandy-haired man in his mid-twenties wearing a wrinkled pair of tropical-weight trousers, sandals, a light blue barong — the Filipino shirt that looked like a guayabera and was favored by many Americans in Vietnam — and a. 45-caliber automatic.
Philippine boats are provided, would serve to keep it from actually sinking, and the occupants, being up to their chins in water, could easily be despatched with the _barong_, thus economizing ammunition; and he added, 'My rifle makes but a small hole in one side of a canoe, senor, while yours would make a much larger one, and the ball would go clear through.'
Human life is cheap among the Moros, and the inconvenience of that life standing between them and what they want is soon remedied by a _barong_, unless fear of punishment, prompt and pitiless, stares them in the face.