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kukri

[koo k-ree] /ˈkʊk ri/
noun
1.
a large knife having a heavy curved blade that is sharp on the concave side, used by the Napalese Gurkhas for hunting and combat.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Hindi kukṛī
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kukri

/ˈkʊkrɪ/
noun (pl) -ris
1.
a knife with a curved blade that broadens towards the point, esp as used by Gurkhas
Word Origin
from Hindi
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