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Line breaks: tal¦war
Pronunciation: /tʌlˈwɑː/

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(also tulwar)

Definition of talwar in English:


A sword, especially a type of sabre: the crowd poked at me with sticks and sheathed talwars


early 19th century: Hindi talvār from Sanskrit taravāri.

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