Definition of scimitar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmɪtə/


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A short sword with a curved blade that broadens towards the point, used originally in Eastern countries.
Example sentences
  • Other items include Russian swords, scimitars and a shield from Turkey.
  • At the wrist, the blade became smoother, becoming a short scimitar that extended nearly a foot forward.
  • Each rider carried one of many weapons - a wicked scimitar, a powerful lance, or a flail.


Mid 16th century: from French cimeterre or Italian scimitarra, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with scimitar

limiter, perimeter, velocimeter

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Line breaks: scimi|tar

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