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