Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
Early 19th century: Hindi talvār from Sanskrit taravāri.
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