Definition of talwar in English:

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talwar

Pronunciation: /tʌlˈwɑː/
(also tulwar)

noun

Indian
A sword, especially a type of sabre: the crowd poked at me with sticks and sheathed talwars
More example sentences
  • The point of having a curve in a tulwar or a kirpan is to enable you to perform ‘draw cuts’.
  • Tribesmen whose skill lies more in the blade than the bow become bladesmen, wielding the tulwar with grace and speed.
  • As with the previous engagements, the fighting was bitter, with close hand to hand fighting; the Sikhs preferring to rely on their tulwars whilst the British pressed forward with their bayonets.

Origin

Early 19th century: Hindi talvār from Sanskrit taravāri.

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