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tomahawk

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noun tom·a·hawk \ˈtä-mi-ˌhȯk\

Definition of tomahawk

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

Origin and Etymology of tomahawk

Virginia Algonquian tomahack


First Known Use: circa 1612


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tomahawk

verb tom·a·hawk

Definition of tomahawk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut, strike, or kill with a tomahawk

Circa 1650

First Known Use of tomahawk

circa 1650


TOMAHAWK Defined for English Language Learners

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tomahawk

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noun tom·a·hawk \ˈtä-mi-ˌhȯk\

Definition of tomahawk for English Language Learners

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


TOMAHAWK Defined for Kids

tomahawk

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noun tom·a·hawk \ˈtä-mi-ˌhȯk\

Definition of tomahawk for Students

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



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