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hatchet

Syllabification: hatch·et
Pronunciation: /ˈhaCHət
 
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Definition of hatchet in English:

noun

A small ax with a short handle for use in one hand.
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.
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Origin

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

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