noun, plural couteaux [koo-tohz; French koo-toh] .
a knife, especially a large double-edged one formerly carried as a weapon.

1670–80; < French; Old French coutel < Latin cultellus; see cultellus Unabridged
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couteau (kuːˈtəʊ)
n , pl -teaux
a large two-edged knife used formerly as a weapon
[C17: from Old French coutel, from Latin cultellus a little knife, from culter knife, ploughshare]

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