hatchet

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noun hatch·et \ˈha-chət\

Definition of hatchet

  1. 1 :  a short-handled ax often with a hammerhead to be used with one hand

  2. 2 :  tomahawk

Origin and Etymology of hatchet

Middle English hachet, from Anglo-French hachette, diminutive of hache battle-ax — more at hash


First Known Use: 14th century


HATCHET Defined for English Language Learners

hatchet

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noun hatch·et \ˈha-chət\

Definition of hatchet for English Language Learners

  • : a small ax that has a short handle


HATCHET Defined for Kids

hatchet

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noun hatch·et \ˈha-chət\

Definition of hatchet for Students

  1. :  a small ax with a short handle


Medical Dictionary

hatchet

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noun hatch·et \ˈhach-ət\

Medical Definition of hatchet

  1. :  a dental excavator



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