A large knife with a somewhat sickle-shaped blade that is broader near its point than near the hilt, used especially by Gurkha soldiers as a weapon and cutting tool.
A long, curved knife used as a weapon by the Gurkhas of Nepal.
Origin of kukri
- Nepali khukurī probably via Hindi khukhrī
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Nepali खुकुरी (khukurī).