Definition of Panga

1. Noun. A large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation.

Exact synonyms: Machete, Matchet
Generic synonyms: Knife



Definition of Panga

1. Noun. (East Africa South Africa) A large broad-bladed knife. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various edible freshwater fish of the genus ''Pangasius'', native to southeast Asia, especially the iridescent shark, ''Pangasius hypophthalmus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Panga

1. a large knife [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Panga

paneulogism
paneulogisms
panfish
panfishes
panflute
panflutes
panforte
panfried
panfries
panfry
panfrying
panful
panfuls
pang
pang of conscience
panga (current term)
pangamic
pangamic acid
pangamies
pangamy
pangas
pangasius
panged
pangen
pangene
pangenes
pangeneses
pangenesis
pangenetic
pangens

Literary usage of Panga

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1. In Darkest Africa Or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria by Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"FROM panga PALLS TO ... so strong was the current sweeping down the smooth dangerous slope of river towards panga—it appeared to have been originally a flat ..."

2. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"panga, as pain ... we slept in such a house ; kit-panga mo-ipa ... ku, I., see panga; то MAKE AN AGREEMENT. II. ..."

3. In Darkest Africa: Or, The Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"On exploring it on the 7th—by no means an easy task, so strong was the current sweeping down the smooth dangerous slope of river towards panga—it appeared ..."

4. Universal Geography: Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1826)
"Province of Sandi, to the north-east of St. Salvador, is bounded on °dl' the north by the river Zaire, on the south-east by the provinces of Batta and panga ..."

5. My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa: As Medical Officer of the Emin by Thomas Heazle Parke (1891)
"... of goat» by Mr. Stanley—panga Falls—Weak state of our men from ulcers—We forage for food—A dead man prepared for burial—-African chickens—A Zanzibari ..."

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