Hatchet meaning

hăchĭt
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A small ax with a short handle, for use with one hand: often the part of the head opposite the cutting edge is shaped like the striking portion of a hammerhead.
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A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
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To cut with a hatchet.
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The definition of a hatchet is a small ax with a sharp blade and a short handle.

An example of a hatchet is an Indian tomahawk.

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A small, short-handled ax for use in one hand.
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A tomahawk.
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bury the hatchet
  • To stop fighting; make peace.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hatchet

  • Middle English hachet from Old French hachete diminutive of hache ax of Germanic origin Old High German happa sickle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French hachette, diminutive of hache (“axe”), from Old High German hāppa (“reaper, sickle”).

    From Wiktionary