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kukri Syllabification: kuk·ri
Pronunciation: /ˈko͝okrē/

Definition of kukri in English:

noun (plural kukris)

A curved knife broadening toward the point, used by Gurkhas.
Example sentences
  • He was about to cut his finger on the kukri he kept on his desk for the blood needed in the spell when he noticed something.
  • The kukri is a traditional Nepalese large knife, which is carried by Gurkha soldiers.
  • On her ankle was a slight bulge where she kept a kukri hidden.


Early 19th century: from Nepali khukuri.

Words that rhyme with kukri

century • penury • estuary

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