machete


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ma·chet·e

 (mə-shĕt′ē, -chĕt′ē)
n.
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.]

machete

(məˈʃɛtɪ; -ˈtʃeɪ-) or

matchet

n
(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]

ma•chet•e

(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
Translations
bozótvágó késmachete
machete
panga

machete

[məˈtʃeɪtɪ] Nmachete m

machete

[məˈʃɛti] nmachette f

machete

nMachete f, → Buschmesser nt

machete

[məˈʃɛtɪ] nmachete m inv
References in classic literature ?
What he had done was to pick up a cane-knife--you know the kind, as big as a machete and as heavy.
Their place was taken by an immense wilderness of bamboo, which grew so thickly that we could only penetrate it by cutting a pathway with the machetes and billhooks of the Indians.
He reportedly inflicted severe machete cut on his wife before killing himself with the same machete in Asaba.
AFLINTSHIRE man who swung a machete at his partner's sister following a New Year's Day celebration and used the weapon to smash her car escaped immediate imprisonment yesterday (Wednesday) - as his partner is seriously ill.
A MAN who swung a machete at his partner's sister following a New Year's Day celebration and used the weapon to smash her car has escaped immediate imprisonment - because his partner is seriously ill.
AN offender who waved a machete around in the street in front of shocked shoppers - after disarming another man of the weapon - has been given a prison sentence.
DANGEROUS brothers Tony and Ricky Duddin subjected an innocent man to a savage machete attack outside his home - because he challenged them about a dangerous driving manoeuvre.
Summary: Agartala (Tripura) [India], Jan 3 (ANI): A man was hacked to death and five others were injured in Tripura after they were attacked by their mentally deranged relative with a machete, said police on Wednesday.
Actor Chris Cooper reportedly turned down a role in Machete saying "it's the most absurd thing I've ever read" after getting the script.
POLICE are hunting an armed woman who threatened the Kardashian sisters and their employees with a gun and machete.
ARMED police were called to a house in Wyke, near Bradford, following reports of a machete attack in Brighouse yesterday.
A MAN has been arrested in connection with a string of terrifying machete raids on Greggs stores around Birmingham.