Definition of hatchet in English:

hatchet

Syllabification: hatch·et
Pronunciation: /ˈhaCHit
 
/

noun

  • A small ax with a short handle for use in one hand.
    More example sentences
    • A long handle version is about 36 inches long; a short handle, like a hatchet, is 16 to 20 inches.
    • A 19-YEAR-OLD was chased to his home by a 25-year-old man carrying a hatchet and a knife, Limerick Circuit Court heard yesterday.
    • On his left hung some long axes, some double edged and still others were hand axes, hatchets.
    Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French hachette, diminutive of hache 'ax', from medieval Latin hapia, of Germanic origin.

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