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Meaning of assegai

as•se•gai

Pronunciation: (as'u-gī"), [key]
— n., pl. v., -gais, -gaied, -gai•ing.
—n.
  1. the slender javelin or spear of the Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa.
  2. a southern African tree, Curtisia dentata, of the dogwood family, from whose wood such spears are made.
—v.t.
  1. to pierce with an assegai.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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