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A curved sword originating from the Middle East used in close combat.
1. The Muslims fought with scimitars during the Crusades while the Christians used longswords.

2. The scimitar is a popular weapon choice for people who play RuneScape due to its balance between speed and power.
by aoaoa July 18, 2007
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"...used in close combat."

As opposed to the English, who preferred to throw their swords pommel-first at the enemy.
The God-Emperor is so just dicking around with the last definer of the word 'scimitar.' Deal.
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a rather short weapon, longer than a dagger, but shorter than a longsword. It has terrible aim, but it is extremely quick and effective. See steven.
Runescape is gay (NOT) but tis weapons, like the Scimitar, are awesome!
by pseudomon October 20, 2004
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