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hatch·et

 (hăch′ĭt)
n.
1. A small, short-handled axe for use in one hand.
2. A tomahawk.

[Middle English hachet, from Old French hachete, diminutive of hache, axe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German happa, sickle.]

hatchet

(ˈhætʃɪt)
n
1. (Tools) a short axe used for chopping wood, etc
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a tomahawk
3. (modifier) of narrow dimensions and sharp features: a hatchet face.
4. bury the hatchet to cease hostilities and become reconciled
[C14: from Old French hachette, from hache axe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German happa knife]
ˈhatchet-ˌlike adj

hatch•et

(ˈhætʃ ɪt)

n.
1. a small, short-handled ax having the end of the head opposite the blade in the form of a hammer, made to be used with one hand.
2. tomahawk.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French hachette, diminutive (see -et) of hache ax < Frankish *hapja]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatchet - weapon consisting of a fighting axhatchet - weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
2.hatchet - a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)
ax, axe - an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
broad hatchet - a short-handled hatchet with a broad blade opposite a hammerhead
claw hatchet - a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails
half hatchet - a hatchet with a broad blade on one end and a hammer head of the other

hatchet

noun axe, machete, tomahawk, cleaver I have a small hatchet, not near sharp enough.
bury the hatchet make up, make peace, cease hostilities Can we bury the hatchet?
Translations
فأْس صَغيرَه
sekyrka
håndøkse
kirves
lítil handöxi
kirvukas
cirvītis
sekerka
sekirica
ufak balta

hatchet

[ˈhætʃɪt]
A. Nhacha f (pequeña)
see also bury
B. CPD hatchet job Ncrítica f vitriólica
to do a hatchet job on sbponer por los suelos a algn, poner a algn a caer de un burro or a parir
hatchet man N (US) ejecutor de faenas desagradables por cuenta de otro; (= assassin) → sicario m, asesino m a sueldo

hatchet

[ˈhætʃɪt] nhachette f
to bury the hatchet (= make peace) → enterrer la hache de guerrehatchet job ndémolissage m
to do a hatchet job on sb → mettre qn en pièceshatchet man nhomme m de main

hatchet

nBeil nt; (= tomahawk)Kriegsbeil nt; to bury the hatchet (fig)das Kriegsbeil begraben

hatchet

:
hatchet face
nscharf geschnittenes Gesicht; (inf: = person) → Raubvogelgesicht nt
hatchet-faced
hatchet job
n (inf) to do a hatchet on somebodyjdn fertigmachen (inf)
hatchet man
n (= hired killer)gedungener Mörder; (fig)Vollstreckungsbeamte(r) m

hatchet

[ˈhætʃɪt] naccetta, ascia

hatchet

(ˈhӕtʃit) noun
a small axe held in one hand.
References in classic literature ?
As for the tribe itself, it had been content to announce to Montcalm, through his emissaries, with Indian brevity, that their hatchets were dull, and time was necessary to sharpen them.
They set to work with their hatchets, and were soon creeping, insectlike, up its surface, with their heels projecting over the thinnest kind of nothingness, thickened up a little with a few wandering shreds and films of cloud moving in a lazy procession far below.
Hatchets, knives, bayonets, swords, all brought to be sharpened, were all red with it.
At eight o'clock, armed with guns and hatchets, we got off the Nautilus.
He had within his reach his pistols and carbine, and Ali, standing near him, held one of the small Arabian hatchets, whose form has not varied since the Crusades.
They did not fight at a distance with bows and javelins, but with one mind hacked at one another in close combat with their mighty swords and spears pointed at both ends; they fought moreover with keen battle-axes and with hatchets.
The host, hostess, and two lads were watching with anxiety the circle of these angry gamblers, from the midst of which war seemed ready to break forth, bristling with knives and hatchets.
The crew had been able to muster but six firearms, so most of them were armed with boat hooks, axes, hatchets and crowbars.
Behind them, streaming through the pass which leads into the valley, came a swarm of hairy men--gorilla-like creatures armed with spears and hatchets, and bearing long, oval shields.
This tribe lived largely upon the smaller animals which they bowled over with their stone hatchets after making a wide circle about their quarry and driving it so that it had to pass close to one of their number.
Amid these cries, the citizens ran along faster and faster, cocking their muskets, brandishing their hatchets, and looking death and defiance in all directions.
The niggers came off to us in their canoes by hundreds, but they only laughed when we showed them beads and calico and hatchets and talked of the delights of plantation work in Samoa.