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[tuhl-wahr, tuhl-wahr] /ˈtʌl wɑr, tʌlˈwɑr/
any of several Indian sabers.
Origin of tulwar
1825-35; < Hindi talwār, tarwār < Sanskrit taravāri Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even his tulwar was buckled to his belt when, in answer to my summons, he stepped forth into the outer chamber.

    Tales of Destiny Edmund Mitchell
  • The tulwar, instead of cleaving his skull, glanced off the sword, and with diminished force bit into his shoulder.

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
  • In one of these an officer received a tulwar cut which severed an artery.

  • He unsheathed his tulwar, and when within some twenty paces lowered the point.

    Jones of the 64th F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • A tulwar was waved, and fell, with a crushing blow, on his shoulder; and he became insensible.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • Some carried a short bent sword called a tulwar, with shield on shoulder.

    The Young Rajah W.H.G. Kingston
  • “Bit of a chop from a tulwar,” replied Drummond, touching his bandaged arm lightly.

    Fix Bay'nets George Manville Fenn
  • He pointed to Owen's riding-boot, which had been cut right through at one spot just above the ankle by a blow from a tulwar.

    Jones of the 64th F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • Heads cracked beneath the fall of staves, and red blood spurted from a knife thrust or the cut of a tulwar.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • Raee also extended his arm, grasping his tulwar, but he did not let it go until an officer touched his shoulder and spoke.

    Atm Caroline Augusta Frazer

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