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hatchet

noun hatch·et \ˈha-chət\

: a small ax that has a short handle

Full Definition of HATCHET

1
:  a short-handled ax often with a hammerhead to be used with one hand
2
:  tomahawk
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Origin of HATCHET

Middle English hachet, from Anglo-French hachette, diminutive of hache battle-ax — more at hash
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with HATCHET

HATCHET Defined for Kids

hatchet

noun hatch·et \ˈha-chət\

Definition of HATCHET for Kids

:  a small ax with a short handle
Medical Dictionary

hatchet

noun hatch·et \ˈhach-ət\

Medical Definition of HATCHET

:  a dental excavator
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