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tomahawk

noun tom·a·hawk \ ˈtä-mi-ˌhȯk \
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

Definition of tomahawk

: a light ax used as a missile and as a hand weapon especially by North American Indians

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Origin and Etymology of tomahawk

Virginia Algonquian tomahack


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tomahawk

verb

Definition of tomahawk

: to cut, strike, or kill with a tomahawk

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First Known Use of tomahawk

circa 1650

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TOMAHAWK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of tomahawk for English Language Learners

  • : a small ax used as a weapon by Native Americans


TOMAHAWK Defined for Kids

tomahawk

noun tom·a·hawk \ ˈtä-mi-ˌhȯk \

Definition of tomahawk for Students

: a light ax used as a weapon by North American Indians


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