Definitions for: Cutlass


[n] a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors



Webster (1913) Definition: Cut"lass (k[u^]t"las), n.; pl. Cutlasses (-[e^]z).
[F. coutelas (cf. It. coltellaccio), augm. fr. L. cultellus a
small knife, dim. of culter knife. See Colter, and cf.
Curtal ax.]
A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See {Curtal
ax}.

Cutlass fish, (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar, long, thin, marine
fish (Trichiurus lepturus) of the southern United States
and West Indies; -- called also saber fish, {silver
eel}, and, improperly, swordfish.

Synonyms: cutlas

See Also: blade, brand, steel, sword

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