What does machete mean?

Definitions for macheteməˈʃɛt i, -ˈtʃɛt i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. machete, matchet, panga(noun)

    a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation

Wiktionary

  1. machete(Noun)

    A sword-like tool used for cutting large plants with a chopping motion. A machete's blade is usually 50 to 65 centimeters (cm) long, and up to three millimeters (mm) thick.

  2. machete(Verb)

    To cut or chop with a machete.

    After some hours of intense work, we had macheted a path through the jungle to the bank of the river.

  3. machete(Verb)

    To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.

    You can't just machete about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly.

  4. Origin: From machete, diminutive of macho, from mattea, cognate with Old French machier, French massue, English mace.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machete(noun)

    a large heavy knife resembling a broadsword, often two or three feet in length, -- used by the inhabitants of Spanish America as a hatchet to cut their way through thickets, and for various other purposes

Freebase

  1. Machete

    The machete is a large cleaver-like knife. The blade is typically 32.5 to 45 centimetres long and usually under 3 millimetres thick. In the Spanish language the word is the diminutive form of the word macho, which means male or strong and was used to refer to sledgehammers. In the English language, an equivalent term is matchet, though it is less commonly known. In the English-speaking Caribbean such as Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, Grenada and in Trinidad and Tobago, the term "cutlass" is used for these agricultural tools.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Machete

    ma-chā′tā, n. a heavy knife or cutlass used by the Cubans, &c. [Sp.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of machete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of machete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Doggart:

    If it gets down to the machete, we will cut them to shreds.

  2. Patrice Barutwanajo:

    Whoever has a machete uses it for cultivating, not for other purposes, it is impossible to say that people have machetes for killing.

  3. Transportation Security Officer Carol Richel:

    Officer Slyve is my hero, she probably saved my life because he was within inches of whacking me. ... She saved a lot of people's lives. This man was swinging very hard with the machete.

  4. Abdullah Faaruuq:

    They say Aafia Saddiqui took up a machine gun while they held Aafia Saddiqui captive in the other room and was ready to attack her captors, what a brave woman she is. And if my mother was in the same place, she would have taken her West Indian machete and cut her way through those kafirs( infidels).

  5. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    ... Kneeling before the death cult flag with a knife in his hand and a machete before him one of those arrested said this: 'I swear to almighty Allah, we will carry out the first implementation for the soldiers of the caliphate in Australia', he went on to say ... 'I swear to almighty Allah, blond people, there is no room for blame between you and us. We only are ... stabbing the kidneys and striking the necks’.

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