a large, heavy knife used as a tool or a weapon in Malaysia and Indonesia.

1850–55; < Malay Unabridged
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parang (ˈpɑːræŋ)
a short stout straight-edged knife used by the Dyaks of Borneo
[C19: from Malay]

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Example sentences for parang
The headhunting necessitated being able to draw the parang quickly.
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