machete

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noun ma·chete \mə-ˈshe-tē, -ˈche-; -ˈshet\

Definition of machete

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

Origin and Etymology of machete

Spanish


First Known Use: circa 1575

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MACHETE Defined for English Language Learners

machete

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noun ma·chete \mə-ˈshe-tē, -ˈche-; -ˈshet\

Definition of machete for English Language Learners

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


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machete

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noun ma·chete \mə-ˈshe-tē\

Definition of machete for Students

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


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