What does tomahawk mean?

Definitions for tomahawkˈtɒm əˌhɔk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tomahawk, hatchet(verb)

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

  2. tomahawk(verb)

    cut with a tomahawk

  3. tomahawk(verb)

    kill with a tomahawk


  1. tomahawk(Noun)

    An ax/axe used by American Indian (First Nations) warriors.

  2. tomahawk(Noun)

    : A dunk in which the person dunking the ball does so with his arm behind his head

  3. tomahawk(Noun)

    A geometric construction consisting of a semicircle and two line segments that serves as a tool for trisecting an angle; so called from its resemblance to the American Indian axe.

  4. tomahawk(Noun)

    A field hockey shot style that involves a player turning their hockey stick upside-down and swinging it so that its inside edge will come into contact with the ball.

  5. tomahawk(Verb)

    to strike with a tomahawk

  6. Tomahawk(Noun)

    The BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM), a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile with stubby wings, which can be launched from a ship or submarine.

  7. Origin: From an Algonquian (most likely a word); cognate to Malecite-Passamaquoddy tomhikon ("ax"), Abenaki (alni-)demahigan ("ax").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tomahawk(noun)

    a kind of war hatchet used by the American Indians. It was originally made of stone, but afterwards of iron

  2. Tomahawk(verb)

    to cut, strike, or kill, with a tomahawk


  1. Tomahawk

    Tomahawk is an experimental alternative metal/alternative rock supergroup from the United States. They formed in 2000 when Fantômas, ex-Mr. Bungle and Faith No More singer/keyboardist Mike Patton and ex-The Jesus Lizard guitar player Duane Denison started swapping tapes with the intention of collaborating. Denison then recruited ex-Helmet drummer John Stanier, while Mike Patton recruited Melvins/Cows bass player Kevin Rutmanis into the group.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tomahawk

    tom′a-hawk, n. a light war-hatchet of the North American Indians, either wielded or thrown.—v.t. to cut or kill with a tomahawk. [The Indian name.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tomahawk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tomahawk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Wertheim:

    The smallest ship in the U.S. Navy to carry a Tomahawk missile would be destroyer size – that’s about 10 times the size [of the Russian ships].

  2. Christine Wormuth:

    Everyone is focused on the Tomahawk strike, the dust-up with North Korea, those were tactical responses. Eventually the President Donald Trump administration is going to have to have an actual strategy and there's going to have to be a diplomatic component if we're going to have any real success.

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