a short, heavy, slightly curved sword with a single cutting edge, formerly used by sailors.
Chatterbox, 1906 Various
Great Pirate Stories Various
With Wolfe in Canada G. A. Henty
Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier
Cabbages and Kings O. Henry
A Winter Amid the Ice Jules Verne
Early Australian Voyages John Pinkerton
In the King’s Name George Manville Fenn
The Fugitives R.M. Ballantyne
a curved, one-edged sword formerly used by sailors
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a nautical unit of length equivalent to 720 feet (219 meters) in the U.S. Navy and 608 feet (185 meters) in the British Navy.
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noun a type of suspension bridge in which the supporting cables are connected directly to the bridge deck without the use of suspenders