Two men he shot down, and ran another through with his cutlass before he received a severe wound, disabling his sword-arm.
He ducked instinctively, striking upward with his cutlass as he did so.
Those who had landed with the kegs were all armed with pistol and cutlass, and the countrymen had heavy sticks and bludgeons.
Use only the cutlass when you gain the parapet and ply like men.
He had a cutlass, and they had wooden lances; with which, being many of them, they were too hard for him.
cutlass in hand, Decatur was first on the deck of the enemy.
The two adversaries now confronted each other, cutlass in hand.
Young Glory was in the front of the battle, laying about him with his cutlass.
“They are not much accustomed to having prisoners,” he said, with a half-laugh, as he replaced the cutlass beneath the table.
To keep their piece, pistols, and cutlass clean, and fit for service.
1590s, from Middle French coutelas (16c.), probably from Italian coltellaccio "large knife" (with augmentative suffix -accio), from coltello "knife," from Latin cultellus "small knife," diminutive of culter "knife, plowshare," from PIE *kel-tro-, from root *(s)kel- "to cut" (see scale (n.1)).