Definitions for hatchet
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weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)
A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
To cut with a hatchet.
Etymology: From hachette, diminutive of hache, from happa.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A small axe.
Etymology: hache, hachette, French; ascia, Latin.
The hatchet is to hew the irregularities of pieces of stuff. Joseph Moxon, Mech. Exer.
His harmful hatchet he hent in his hand,
And to the field he speedeth. Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.
Ye shall have a hempen caudle then, and the help of a hatchet. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.
Nails, hammers, hatchets sharp, and halters strong,
Swords, spears, twice dipt in the dire stains
Of brothers blood. Richard Crashaw.
Tyrrheus, the foster-father of the beast,
Then clench’d a hatchet in his horny fist. John Dryden, Æn.
Our countryman presented him with a curious hatchet; and asking him whether it had a good edge, tried it upon the donor. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
a small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand
specifically, a tomahawk
Etymology: [F. hachette, dim. of hache ax. See 1st Hatch, Hash.]
A hatchet is a single-handed striking tool with a sharp blade used to cut and split wood. Hatchets may also be used for hewing when making flattened surfaces on logs; when the hatchet head is optimized for this purpose it is called a broadaxe. A hatchet is simply a small axe. Under this definition, modern hand axes and tomahawks are both forms of hatchets. Hatchets have a variety of uses, such as tasks normally done by a pocket knife when one is not present. The hatchet can also be used to create a fire through sparks and friction. Hatchet throwing is increasing in popularity. Burying the hatchet has become a phrase meaning to make peace, due to the Native American tradition of hiding or putting away a tomahawk when a peace agreement was made.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hach′et, n. a small axe used by one hand.—adjs. Hatch′et-faced, having a thin, sharp-featured face; Hatch′ety, like a hatchet.—Bury the hatchet, to put an end to war, from the habit of the North American Indians. [Fr. hachette, hacher, to chop.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A small, light sort of axe, with a bazil edge on the left side, and a short handle. It is used by soldiers for cutting wood to make fascines, gabions, pickets, etc. To take up the hatchet, among the Indians, to declare war, to commence hostilities, etc. To bury the hatchet, to make peace.
The numerical value of hatchet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of hatchet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We encourage people to really bury the hatchet, so to speak, so they can move forward to a brighter and better future, it’s better than sitting home and eating a gallon of ice cream.
Let me make something clear to Trump and his hatchet men and the special interests funding his attacks against me, i'm not going anywhere. You're not going to destroy me. And you're not going to destroy my family. I don't care how much money you spend or how dirty the attacks get.
We buried the hatchet. That was political stuff, i have found in talking with him, that there's a lot more alignment, philosophically and spiritually, than I ever thought that there was.
I was to drive my Jeep and bring my cell phone, GPS, clothes, a gun, tents, sleeping bags, hatchet, fishing poles, and money from a package I never picked up, after I picked them up, the plan was to drive to my home and Inmate Matt was going to kill 'the glitch.' Inmate Matt referred to Lyle as 'the glitch.' After Inmate Matt killed Lyle, we were going to drive somewhere. I can't remember where we were going to go, but I know I was told it was around six-seven hours away.
I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.
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- فأس صغيرةArabic
- làmh-thuaghScottish Gaelic
- panehe, pānekeneke, pātītīMāori
- handbijl, bijlDutch
- bardă, toporișcăRomanian
- топо́рик, томага́вк, топо́рRussian
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