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