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yataghan definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Turkish yata?an Date: 1815 a long knife or short saber that lacks a guard for the hand at the juncture of blade and hilt and that usually has a double curve to the edge and a nearly straight back

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a sword without a guard and often with a double-curved blade, used in Muslim countries. Etymology: Turk. yatagan

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Yataghan Yat"a*ghan, n. [Turk. y[=a]t[=a]gh[=a]n.] A long knife, or short saber, common among Mohammedan nations, usually having a double curve, sometimes nearly straight. [Written also ataghan, attaghan.] --Chaucer.



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