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ma·chet·e

 (mə-shĕt′ē, -chĕt′ē)
n.
A large heavy knife with a broad blade, used as a weapon and an implement for cutting vegetation.
tr.v. ma·chet·ed, ma·chet·e·ing, ma·chet·es
1. To cut with a machete: macheted the undergrowth.
2. To attack, wound, or kill with a machete.

[Spanish, diminutive of macho, sledge hammer, alteration of mazo, club, probably from maza, mallet, from Vulgar Latin *mattea, mace; see mace1.]

machete

(məˈʃɛtɪ; -ˈtʃeɪ-) or

matchet

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a broad heavy knife used for cutting or as a weapon, esp in parts of Central and South America
[C16 macheto, from Spanish machete, from macho club, perhaps from Vulgar Latin mattea (unattested) club]

ma•chet•e

(məˈʃɛt i, -ˈtʃɛt i)

n., pl. -chet•es.
a heavy swordlike knife used as a cutting implement and weapon.
[1825–35; < American Spanish, Sp, macho hammer « Vulgar Latin *mattea; see mace1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.machete - a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetationmachete - a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
Translations
bozótvágó késmachete
machete
panga

machete

[məˈtʃeɪtɪ] Nmachete m

machete

[məˈʃɛti] nmachette f

machete

nMachete f, → Buschmesser nt

machete

[məˈʃɛtɪ] nmachete m inv
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Some of them aren't waiting: In September, 100 of the trees were macheted down during the night.
The militias had set fire to a small group of macheted victims - men, women and children - in the back of a pickup truck, but the fire had gone out prematurely.
Traumatic death, where they were trampled to death, stabbed, macheted, shot or hung, or whatever .
I got macheted to death and I spent a day with fake intestines hanging out of me, which was pretty gory but good fun.
The animals are often captured in steel traps in the jungles of India, and then clubbed or macheted to death by poachers.