Turcoman

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Turcoman (plural Turcomans)

  1. A member of a mainly nomadic Turkic people inhabiting a region east of the Caspian Sea; a Turkmen. [from 17th c.]
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 18:
      Apart from hostile Turcoman tribesmen who roamed this desolate region, the principal obstacle facing Bekovich was a dangerous stretch of desert [...].
  2. The Turkmen language. [from 18th c.]
  3. A kind of carpet or rug supposed to be made by the Turcomans. [from 19th c.]