Tomahawk Definition

tŏmə-hôk
tomahawks
noun
tomahawks
A light ax, typically having a stone or bone head, used by North American Indians as a tool and a weapon.
Webster's New World
A similar implement or weapon.
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(basketball): A dunk in which the person dunking the ball does so with his arm behind his head.

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(field hockey) A field hockey shot style that involves a player turning their hockey stick upside-down and swinging it so that its inside edge will come into contact with the ball.
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The BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM), a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile with stubby wings, which can be launched from a ship or submarine.

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verb
To hit, cut, or kill with a tomahawk.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Tomahawk

Noun

Singular:
tomahawk
Plural:
tomahawks

Origin of Tomahawk

  • From an Algonquian (most likely Powhatan) word. Compare Malecite-Passamaquoddy tomhikon (“ax"), Abenaki temahigan, demahigan (“ax").

    From Wiktionary

  • Virginia Algonquian tamahaac

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

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