Webster 1913 Edition
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
hatchet (plural hatchets)
hatchet (third-person singular simple present hatchets, present participle hatcheting or hatchetting, simple past and past participle hatcheted or hatchetted)
- (transitive) To cut with a hatchet.