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a short, heavy, slightly curved sword with a single cutting edge, formerly used by sailors.
Historical Examples

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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