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parang

[pahr-ahng] /ˈpɑr ɑŋ/
noun
1.
a large, heavy knife used as a tool or a weapon in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Malay
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  • The headhunting necessitated being able to draw the parang quickly.
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parang

/ˈpɑːræŋ/
noun
1.
a short stout straight-edged knife used by the Dyaks of Borneo
Word Origin
C19: from Malay
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