noun \mə-ˈshe-tē, -ˈche-; -ˈshet\

: a large, heavy knife that is used for cutting plants and as a weapon

Full Definition of MACHETE

:  a large heavy knife used for cutting sugarcane and underbrush and as a weapon

Origin of MACHETE

First Known Use: circa 1575

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

Rhymes with MACHETE


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