machete, matchet, panga(noun)
a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
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.
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.
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.
Origin: From machete, diminutive of macho, from mattea, cognate with Old French machier, French massue, English mace.
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
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
ma-chā′tā, n. a heavy knife or cutlass used by the Cubans, &c. [Sp.]
The numerical value of machete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of machete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If it gets down to the machete, we will cut them to shreds.
The number one killer of people with albinism is skin cancer, not machete attacks and muti murders (ritual killings).
Whoever has a machete uses it for cultivating, not for other purposes, it is impossible to say that people have machetes for killing.
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.
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.
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- μαχαίρα, ματσέταGreek
- [[کارد]] [[بزرگ]] [[و]] [[سنگين]], کارد بزرگ و سنگینPersian
- bozótvágó kés, macheteHungarian
- facão, catanaPortuguese
- มีดพร้า, พร้าThai
- giống cái mácVietnamese
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