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Webster 1913 Edition


Hatchet

Hatch′et

(-ĕt)
,
Noun.
[F.
hachette
, dim. of
hache
ax. See 1st
Hatch
,
Hash
.]
1.
A small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand.
2.
Specifically, a tomahawk.
Buried was the bloody
hatchet
.
Longfellow.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hatchet

HATCH'ET

,
Noun.
A small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand.
To take up the hatchet, a phrase borrowed from the natives of America, is to make war.
To bury the hatchet, is to make peace.

Definition 2023


hatchet

hatchet

English

A wooden-handled hatchet.

Noun

hatchet (plural hatchets)

  1. A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
    • Longfellow
      Buried was the bloody hatchet.

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Verb

hatchet (third-person singular simple present hatchets, present participle hatcheting or hatchetting, simple past and past participle hatcheted or hatchetted)

  1. (transitive) To cut with a hatchet.