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the slender javelin or spear of the Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa.
a southern African tree, Curtisia dentata, of the dogwood family, from whose wood such spears are made.
to pierce with an assegai.
Historical Examples

These presently formed into one dense brown mass, with their assegai blades glinting sharply in the rays of the morning sun.
The Matabele Campaign R. S. S. Baden-Powell

Suddenly, without a sound, Bombyane shook his assegai and rushed straight at me.
Allan’s Wife H. Rider Haggard

Even the Vicar was there, armed with an assegai—no doubt a missionary trophy.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 4, 1914 Various

Then one of them lifted his assegai and drove it through his breast.
The Red True Story Book Various

And, poising his assegai, he sprang forward to the old Mosutu witch-doctor.
The King’s Assegai Bertram Mitford

Umgolo sprang forward and plunged his assegai into its breast.
Hendricks the Hunter W.H.G. Kingston

The dark, brawny arm of the sorceress was upraised, her muscular fingers gripped the assegai haft a few inches from the blade.
‘Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford

Ronald lifted her down, and then pulled the assegai from the horse’s back.
The Curse of Carne’s Hold G. A. Henty

The servant I saw them assegai, so at least he died at once.
Marie H. Rider Haggard

An assegai or two would have answered all purposes there on the spot.
Harley Greenoak’s Charge Bertram Mitford

noun (pl) -gais
a southern African cornaceous tree, Curtisia faginea, the wood of which is used for making spears
a sharp light spear, esp one made of this wood


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