Hatchet

Definition of Hatchet

Hatch´et   Pronunciation: ~ĕt
n.1.A small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand.
2.Specifically, a tomahawk.
Buried was the bloody hatchet.
- Longfellow.
hatchet face
a thin, sharp face, like the edge of a hatchet
hatchet-faced
sharp-visaged.
To bury the hatchet
to make peace or become reconciled.
- Dryden.
To take up the hatchet
to make or declare war. The last two phrases are derived from the practice of the American Indians.

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adz, ax, battle-ax, bread knife, bushwhacker, butcher knife, carving knife, chaser, chisel, cleaver, clipper, clippers, dagger, gouge, hack, halberd, hoe, hunting knife, jackknife, knife, lance, lancet, letter-opener, machete, mattock, nippers, paper cutter, paper knife, paring knife, penknife, pick, pickax, plowshare, poleax, razor, razor blade, saw knife, sax, scalpel, scissors, scoop, scraper, scuffle hoe, scythe, share, shears, sheath knife, sickle, sidecutters, snips, spear, spokeshave, surgical knife, sword, table knife, tomahawk, wedge
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