scimitar Definition

a curved sword with a sharp edge used originally in Eastern countries.

Using scimitar: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "scimitar" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The warrior wielded a scimitar in battle.

  • Example

    The museum had a collection of antique scimitars.

  • Example

    The scimitar was a popular weapon among Ottoman soldiers.

scimitar Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for scimitar

Phrases with scimitar

  • scimitar-horned oryx

    an extinct species of antelope that was native to North Africa


    The scimitar-horned oryx was hunted to extinction in the wild.

  • a rare congenital heart defect characterized by abnormal development of the right side of the heart and associated blood vessels


    The baby was diagnosed with scimitar syndrome shortly after birth.

  • an extinct species of saber-toothed cat that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch


    The scimitar cat was one of the largest predators of its time.

Origins of scimitar

from Persian 'shamshir'


Summary: scimitar in Brief

A 'scimitar' [ˈsɪmɪtər] is a curved sword with a sharp edge, originating from Eastern countries. It was a popular weapon among Ottoman soldiers and is now often found in museum collections. The term also extends to other contexts, such as the extinct scimitar-horned oryx and scimitar cat.