Definition of tomahawk in English:
A light ax used as a tool or weapon by American Indians.
- He was arrested for possession of a weapon, the tomahawk, and the report indicated the police officer used force by drawing his service weapon to affect the arrest.
- The French fought with firearms, while traditional Iroquois weapons were bows and arrows, stone tomahawks, and wooden warclubs.
- I think about my teepee, my tomahawk, my stocky bay horse who is standing even now, a striped blanket thrown over his back, ready to gallop me over the plains, into the red and dusty West.
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Strike or cut with or as if with a tomahawk.
- But I suppose it was her last chance and the old man would have tomahawked me if I hadn't taken her.
- Later, a coroner found that he had been tomahawked several times, causing instant death.
Early 17th century: from a Virginia Algonquian language.
Words that rhyme with tomahawkmohawk • sparrowhawk
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