claw hatchet

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claw hatchet

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A hatchet having one end of the head forked.

claw hatchet

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(Tools) a hatchet with a claw at one end of its head for extracting nails
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Noun1.claw hatchet - a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nailsclaw hatchet - a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails
hatchet - a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)
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Of course, at the turn of the 19th century, the shingles were cedar, not asphalt, and the shingling hatchet was the tool of choice.
was noted for its special hand tools, such as shingling hatchets, claw hatchets, axes, adzes, nail hammers, tack hammers and tinners' snips.
Some hatchets, such as half hatchets or carpenters' hatchets, are for general use; others, such as flooring, lath and shingling hatchets, are used for special tasks like laying hardwood floors and installing drywall or gypsum board.