What does hatchet mean?

Definitions for hatchet
ˈhætʃ ɪthatch·et

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hatchet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tomahawk, hatchet(noun)

    weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians

  2. hatchet(noun)

    a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)


  1. hatchet(Noun)

    A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.

  2. hatchet(Verb)

    To cut with a hatchet.

  3. Origin: From hachette, diminutive of hache, from happa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hatchet(noun)

    a small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand

  2. Hatchet(noun)

    specifically, a tomahawk

  3. Origin: [F. hachette, dim. of hache ax. See 1st Hatch, Hash.]


  1. Hatchet

    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

  1. Hatchet

    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.]

How to say hatchet in sign language?

  1. hatchet


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatchet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatchet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hatchet in a Sentence

  1. Kin Hubbard:

    Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.

  3. Sydney Harris:

    There's no point in burying the hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.

  4. Carry Nation:

    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.

  5. Trish Oliphant:

    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.

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