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 (mə-shĕt′ē, -chĕt′ē)
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.]


(məˈʃɛtɪ; -ˈtʃeɪ-) or


(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]


(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
bozótvágó késmachete


[məˈtʃeɪtɪ] Nmachete m


[məˈʃɛti] nmachette f


nMachete f, → Buschmesser nt


[məˈʃɛtɪ] nmachete m inv
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Address : 136 Rue Emile Machet, 73350 Bozel, FRANCE
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Machet, "Assessment of the usefulness of autologous serum skin testing in chronic urticaria: a retrospective single-centre study of 74 patients," Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie, vol.
The firm said that it has named Alan Machet to head its consumer banking operations in Australia.
Aqueducts have been built to give the Nusa Pineda area direct access to the airport without passing through the 'macet' (pronounced 'machet', traffic) of Legian, Sanur and Den Pasar.
Anne Machet, deputy CEO international for L'Oreal Paris, says this growth has been influenced by consumers expecting more from their products in the way of natural/organic ingredients and an improved environmental footprint.
(Hartmann von Aue, Iwein, 5464) [Permitid que os cure.] 42) herre, ir sult mir machen kunt, hat betwungen iwer hant Razaligen, (Wolfram von Eschenbach, Parzival, 43, 20-22) [Senor, decidme: ?ha conseguido vuestra mano de verdad someter a Razaligen?] 43) Vrou Minne, wie tuot ir so, daz ir den trurigen machet vro mit kurze werendr freude?
The specialists of the European Audiovisual Observatory put an emphasis on the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities as a forum for the exchange of experiences between the regulators (Botella & Machet, 2006).