What does machete mean?

Definitions for machete
məˈʃɛt i, -ˈtʃɛt ima·chete

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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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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.]

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. Rod Hilton:

    I think to a lot of fans, Star Wars is Luke Skywalker story. Unfortunately, the prequels kind of refocused the entire saga on Anakin Skywalker and made it Luke Skywalker story -- which doesn't work as well because Anakin Skywalker's not a sympathetic or engaging character, machete Order includes the bulk of the prequel material... but Luke's position as the narrative center is restored.

  2. Robert Doggart:

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

  3. 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).

  4. Rabbi Shmuel Gancz:

    They are grateful for what they deem a minor injury considering where else the machete could have hit him, such as his eyes.

  5. 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.

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