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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short sword or large knife, especially one used for cutting rather than thrusting; specifically, a curved basket-hilted sword of strong and simple make, used at sea, especially when boarding or repelling boarders.

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

  • noun variant spelling of cutlass.

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  • noun a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors

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