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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 ?
I soon cleared away the earth, and pulling up the door, found a staircase, which I hastily made up my mind to go down, carrying my hatchet with me by way of protection.
The Sagoth had never before seen a bow and arrow, but of a sudden it must have swept over his dull intellect that the thing I held toward him was some sort of engine of destruction, for he too came to a halt, simultaneously swinging his hatchet for a throw.
When the carter saw this, he drew out his hatchet and aimed a blow at the sparrow, meaning to kill her; but she flew away, and the blow fell upon the poor horse's head with such force, that he fell down dead.
And now they had another broil with the three Englishmen; one of whom, a most turbulent fellow, being in a rage at one of the three captive slaves, because the fellow had not done something right which he bade him do, and seemed a little untractable in his showing him, drew a hatchet out of a frog-belt which he wore by his side, and fell upon the poor savage, not to correct him, but to kill him.
He grasped the hatchet quickly to peel off the bark and shape the wood.
One of them was assiduously attempting to strike me on the head with his stone hatchet; but I caught his arm and at the same time turned over upon my belly, after which it took but an instant to get my feet under me and rise suddenly.
That lady was most unluckily to dine this very day with her aunt Western, and in the afternoon they were all three, by appointment, to go together to the opera, and thence to Lady Thomas Hatchet's drum.
As I watched them, I saw that they possessed a language, that they had knowledge of fire and that they carried besides the wooden club of Ahm, a thing which resembled a crude stone hatchet. Evidently they were very low in the scale of humanity, but they were a step upward from those I had previously seen in Caspak.
The man smiled grimly, and brought a hatchet and a club.
My mate armed himself with a hatchet, and so did I.
Ali raised his hatchet. "Don't stir," whispered Monte Cristo, "and put down your hatchet; we shall require no arms." Then he added some words in a low tone, for the exclamation which surprise had drawn from the count, faint as it had been, had startled the man who remained in the pose of the old knife-grinder.
Aronnax," replied the Canadian, whose teeth seemed sharpened like the edge of a hatchet; "but I will eat tiger-- loin of tiger--if there is no other quadruped on this island."