Definition of machete in English:

machete

Syllabification: ma·chet·e
Pronunciation: /məˈ(t)SHedē
 
/

noun

A broad, heavy knife used as an implement or weapon, originating in Central America and the Caribbean.
More example sentences
  • In one hundred days nearly a million people were to die from bullets, grenades, machetes, and knives.
  • In this atmosphere of casual disregard for the law, it's unsurprising that some Bermudians choose to fight with knives and machetes in broad daylight.
  • Weapons wanted in the amnesty include those with a blade or sharp point, such as knives and machetes, CS gas canisters, coshes and knuckle dusters.

Origin

late 16th century: from Spanish, from macho 'hammer'.

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