Definition of kukri in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkʊkri

noun (plural kukris)

  • A curved knife broadening towards the point, used by Gurkhas.
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    • 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 Nepalese khukuri.

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