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machete Line breaks: ma|chete
Pronunciation: /məˈtʃɛti/
(also matchet)

Definition of machete in English:


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A broad, heavy knife used as an implement or weapon, originating in Central America and the Caribbean.
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'.

Words that rhyme with machete

amaretti, amoretti, Betti, Betty, confetti, cornetti, Donizetti, Getty, Giacometti, Hettie, jetty, Marinetti, Nettie, petit, petty, Rossetti, Serengeti, spaghetti, sweaty, vaporetti, yeti
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