What does machete mean?

Definitions for machete
məˈʃɛt i, -ˈtʃɛt ima·chete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. machete, matchet, panganoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. machetenoun

    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. macheteverb

    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. macheteverb

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

ChatGPT

  1. machete

    A machete is a broad blade tool used either as an implement like an axe, or in combat like a short sword. It is often used for cutting through rainforest undergrowth, agricultural tasks, or as a weapon. The blade is typically 12 to 24 inches long and usually under 0.12 inches thick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machetenoun

    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

Wikidata

  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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. machete

    (Sp.). A large, heavy knife resembling a broadsword, often 2 or 3 feet in length, used by the inhabitants of Spanish America as a hatchet, to cut their way through thickets, and for various other purposes.

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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

Examples of machete in a Sentence

  1. 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’.

  2. Jason Harper:

    He grabs the machete and pulls it out and swung at me, it [the knife] hit me right here in the face, but I ducked. Luckily I ducked a little bit, and he caught the side of my cheek.

  3. Don Sawatzky:

    The number one killer of people with albinism is skin cancer, not machete attacks and muti murders (ritual killings).

  4. Gulled Bulhan:

    I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer -- as they were in civilian clothing.

  5. Robert Doggart:

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

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