tomahawk definition by Webster's New World
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a light ax, typically having a stone or bone head, used by North American Indians as a tool and a weapon
Origin: Virginia (Algonquian) tamahaac, literally , tool for cutting off
to hit, cut, or kill with a tomahawk
tomahawk definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A light ax formerly used as a tool or weapon by certain Native American peoples. See Regional Note at pone.
- A similar implement or weapon.
To strike with or as if with a tomahawk.
Origin: Virginia Algonquian tamahaac.
tomahawk - Phrases/Idioms
bury the tomahawk
to stop fighting; make peace