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couteau

[koo-toh] /kuˈtoʊ/
noun, plural couteaux
[koo-tohz; French koo-toh] /kuˈtoʊz; French kuˈtoʊ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a knife, especially a large double-edged one formerly carried as a weapon.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < French; Old French coutel < Latin cultellus; see cultellus
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couteau

/kuːˈtəʊ/
noun (pl) -teaux (-ˈtəʊz)
1.
a large two-edged knife used formerly as a weapon
Word Origin
C17: from Old French coutel, from Latin cultellus a little knife, from culter knife, ploughshare
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