meaning of assegai

assegai meaning in General Dictionary

just like Assagai

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  • the slim spear associated with Bantu-speaking folks of Africa
  • A spear utilized by tribes in South Africa as a missile and for stabbing, a type of light javelin.
  • Just Like Assagai.

assegai meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A spear used by tribes in South Africa as a missile as well as for stabbing, some sort of light javelin.

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  • (letter.) identical to Assagai.

Sentence Examples with the word assegai

The breaking short of the shaft of the assegai when the weapon was used at close quarters was already a common practice among the Ama-Zulu, but Chaka had the shaft of the assegais made short, and their blades longer and heavier, so that they could be used for cutting or piercing.

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