Definition of Cutlas

1. Noun. A short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors.

Exact synonyms: Cutlass
Generic synonyms: Blade, Brand, Steel, Sword

Definition of Cutlas

1. cutlass [n -ES] - See also: cutlass

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutlas

cutireaction test
cutis anserina
cutis graft
cutis laxa
cutis marmorata
cutis plate
cutis rhomboidalis nuchae
cutis unctuosa
cutis vera
cutlas (current term)
cutleaved coneflower

Literary usage of Cutlas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Herald Or, Cabinet of Armorial Bearings of the Nobility & Gentry Thomas Robson by Thomas Robson (1830)
"1 —Crest, a demi griffin ar. legs and beak ea. wings endorsed gu. holding in his dexter claw a cutlas ar. hilt or. ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"... a drawn cutlas in his hand at the door of the cabbin where sir John was confined. This centinel, about twelve at night, was relieved by one Buchannan. ..."

3. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1821)
""—And out came his cutlas as he spoke. " That's my hearty Caledonian,' said one of his ... A blow from the captain's cutlas was the answer to this ; several ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"This stroke had its origin in the shape of a cutlas that was used by the Germans ... The German a is readily seen to be composed of two of the cutlas-shaped ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1859)
"132. ; but he added that, to prevent the patient going too fast, the ship's corporal walked before him with his drawn cutlas under his arm, with the point ..."

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