Adjective "kukri" definition and examples

(Kukri may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkʊkri/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A curved knife broadening towards the point, used by Gurkhas.
  1. 'The kukri is a traditional Nepalese large knife, which is carried by Gurkha soldiers.'
  2. 'And who can forget Jatayu in his film Sonar Kella brandishing a kukri?'

More definitions

1. a large knife having a heavy curved blade that is sharp on the concave side, used by the Napalese Gurkhas for hunting and combat.

More examples(as adjective)

"knives can be kukri."

Origin

Early 19th century: from Nepali khukuri.