Definitions for yataghanˈyæt əˌgæn, -gən; Turk. ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn
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yat•a•ghanˈyæt əˌgæn, -gən; Turk. ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn(n.)
or yat•a•gan ; also ataghan
a Turkish saber having a doubly curved blade and a hilt with no guard.
Category: Foreign Term
Origin of yataghan:
1810–20; < Turkish yatağan
a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge
A type of sword used in Muslim countries from the mid-16th to late 19th centuries.
a long knife, or short saber, common among Mohammedan nations, usually having a double curve, sometimes nearly straight