Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of sword. See the second extract.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His handjar is a mighty blade, and held high in the hands of a man of his stature, it overtowered everything in the church.

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • Exposed to a constant fire of field guns, the Afghans stood their ground, although poorly armed with a variety of obsolete weapons -- from an Enfield to a handjar or a stick.

    Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute

  • Another moment of silence, as King Rupert, taking off his crown, held it up in his left hand, and, holding his great handjar high in his right, cried in a voice so strong that it came ringing over that serried mass like a trumpet:

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • Gospodar Rupert first drew his handjar for the Blue Mountains and what it held most dear.

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • Rupert's first act on rising from his knees was to draw his handjar and salute his people.

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • Every man in the church, ecclesiastics and all, wear the handjar, and, following the

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • When the shots are fired, do you out handjar, and rush the ravine and across the valley.

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • As far as ever we could see were masses of men roughly grouped, not in any uniform, but all in national costume, and armed only with the handjar.

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • Before drinking, his mighty handjar flashed out again, and in an instant every table at which the Blue Mountaineers sat was ringed with flashing steel.

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • You hold henceforth in your hand the handjar of our nation, as already, for what you have done in your valiant rescue of our beloved Voivodin, your breast holds the heart of our people.

    The Lady of the Shroud

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    December 13, 2013