Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See simitar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See scimiter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of scimitar.

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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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Alhambra

  • 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

  • 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

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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