Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “scimitar”

See all translations

scimitar

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪm.ɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
a sword with a curved blade that is sharp only on its outer edge and gets wider towards its pointed end
Translations of “scimitar”
in Chinese (Traditional) 短彎刀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短弯刀…
(Definition of scimitar from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of scimitar?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More