Cutlass vs. Scimitar

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cutlass and Scimitar is that the Cutlass is a Short, broad sword and Scimitar is a backsword or sabre with a curved blade

  • Cutlass (noun)

    A short sword with a curved blade, and a convex edge; once used by sailors when boarding an enemy ship.

  • Cutlass (noun)

    A similarly shaped tool; a machete.

  • Cutlass (verb)

    To cut back (vegetation) with a cutlass.

  • Scimitar (noun)

    A sword of Persian origin that features a curved blade.

  • Scimitar (noun)

    A long-handled billhook.

  • Scimitar (verb)

    To strike or slice with, or as if with, a scimitar.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cutlass (noun)

    a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors

  • Scimitar (noun)

    a curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade

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