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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.
Running to one side of the man I had just put out of the fighting, I seized his hatchet and knife, and in another moment was in the thick of the argument.
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.
The man smiled grimly, and brought a hatchet and a club.
I was about to hurl my hatchet at his head, and I had a right to do so, hadn't I, monsieur?
He bethought him of a hatchet, which might be spared from his slender stores.
When he mounted his horse at the door, I saw that he had a hatchet slung to his belt, and he gave grandmother a meaning look which told me he was planning a surprise for me.
I carried two hatchets, to try if I could not cut a piece off the roll of lead by placing the edge of one hatchet and driving it with the other; but as it lay about a foot and a half in the water, I could not make any blow to drive the hatchet.