Recent Examples of machete from the Web
Saraiva grabs a 45-centimeter machete with ENTOMOLOGIA on the scabbard.
Even so, there was tension overnight as young men with machetes moved around some areas.
Late Sunday, machete-wielding members of two rival ethnic groups — Luos and Kikuyus — confronted each other in Mathare, another Nairobi slum, witnesses said.
One person was killed by a machete-wielding gang that attacked a tally center in coastal Tana River county, and police shot dead two of the assailants.
From slinging a machete in a Jacquemus straw hat to sipping tea in a Valentino gown, in the end Lorde proves that while the perfect place may not exist, the perfect outfit certainly does.
A man who fell onto a machete in Ozaukee County's Waubedonia Park sustained critical injuries, the county sheriff's office reported Tuesday.
Investigators said they had been slashed with machetes.
Authorities said Wasni stole the knife and machete from a Walmart in Skokie at about 3 a.m. on May 30, just before requesting the Uber pickup and then getting into Nelson's car.
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Origin and Etymology of machete
First Known Use: circa 1575See Words from the same year
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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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