cutlas cutlas


  • (n) a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors


  1. The court-martial testimony showed that Cox, who was 23, fought his guns bravely until the crews deserted; then, cutlass in hand, he rushed up on deck to repel the boarders.
  2. But today's pirates have better weapons than the cutlass A pair of sluggish old fishing boats were placidly trawling off the southern shore of Thailand on a moonlit.
  3. Thomas has created a pirate drama cunningly carved from sea yarns of long ago with a cutlass of pointed wit.
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