cutlass cutlass  /ˈkət ləs/


  • (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.


  • Pirates and Wenches Ball is Saturday

    CAPE CHARLES — Put on your best eye patch, sharpen your cutlass, clean your flintlock pistol, and plan to walk the plank as “Pirates and Wenches” swarm into the town of Cape Charles.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Eastern Shore News

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  • "First of all, I think his use of the word cutlass was unfortunate, having regard that the murder rate has now reached 224 murders in 150 days. It is very unfortunate when you have murders being committed all over the place," Panday said.
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Basdeo Panday Source: Trinidad & Tobago Express

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