Definition of scimitar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪmɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmɪtər//
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a short curved sword with one sharp edge, used especially in Eastern countries Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French cimeterre or Italian scimitarra, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scimitar