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tom·a·hawk

 (tŏm′ə-hôk′)
n.
1. A light axe formerly used as a tool or weapon by certain Native American peoples.
2. A similar implement or weapon.
tr.v. tom·a·hawked, tom·a·hawk·ing, tom·a·hawks
To strike with or as if with a tomahawk.

[Virginia Algonquian tamahaac.]

tomahawk

(ˈtɒməˌhɔːk)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a fighting axe, with a stone or later an iron head, used by the North American Indians
2. (Tools) chiefly Austral the usual word for hatchet
[C17: from Virginia Algonquian tamahaac]

tom•a•hawk

(ˈtɒm əˌhɔk)

n.
1. a light ax used by American Indians as a weapon or tool.
2. any similar weapon or implement.
3. (in Australia) a stone hatchet of the Aborigines.
v.t.
4. to attack, wound, or kill with or as if with a tomahawk.
[1625–35, Amer.; < Virginia Algonquian (E sp.) tamahaac hatchet (= Proto-Algonquian *temah- to cut (it) off + *-a·kan- instrument for)]

tomahawk


Past participle: tomahawked
Gerund: tomahawking

Imperative
tomahawk
tomahawk
Present
I tomahawk
you tomahawk
he/she/it tomahawks
we tomahawk
you tomahawk
they tomahawk
Preterite
I tomahawked
you tomahawked
he/she/it tomahawked
we tomahawked
you tomahawked
they tomahawked
Present Continuous
I am tomahawking
you are tomahawking
he/she/it is tomahawking
we are tomahawking
you are tomahawking
they are tomahawking
Present Perfect
I have tomahawked
you have tomahawked
he/she/it has tomahawked
we have tomahawked
you have tomahawked
they have tomahawked
Past Continuous
I was tomahawking
you were tomahawking
he/she/it was tomahawking
we were tomahawking
you were tomahawking
they were tomahawking
Past Perfect
I had tomahawked
you had tomahawked
he/she/it had tomahawked
we had tomahawked
you had tomahawked
they had tomahawked
Future
I will tomahawk
you will tomahawk
he/she/it will tomahawk
we will tomahawk
you will tomahawk
they will tomahawk
Future Perfect
I will have tomahawked
you will have tomahawked
he/she/it will have tomahawked
we will have tomahawked
you will have tomahawked
they will have tomahawked
Future Continuous
I will be tomahawking
you will be tomahawking
he/she/it will be tomahawking
we will be tomahawking
you will be tomahawking
they will be tomahawking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tomahawking
you have been tomahawking
he/she/it has been tomahawking
we have been tomahawking
you have been tomahawking
they have been tomahawking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tomahawking
you will have been tomahawking
he/she/it will have been tomahawking
we will have been tomahawking
you will have been tomahawking
they will have been tomahawking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tomahawking
you had been tomahawking
he/she/it had been tomahawking
we had been tomahawking
you had been tomahawking
they had been tomahawking
Conditional
I would tomahawk
you would tomahawk
he/she/it would tomahawk
we would tomahawk
you would tomahawk
they would tomahawk
Past Conditional
I would have tomahawked
you would have tomahawked
he/she/it would have tomahawked
we would have tomahawked
you would have tomahawked
they would have tomahawked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tomahawk - weapon consisting of a fighting axtomahawk - 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"
Verb1.tomahawk - cut with a tomahawktomahawk - cut with a tomahawk      
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.tomahawk - kill with a tomahawktomahawk - kill with a tomahawk      
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
Translations

tomahawk

[ˈtɒməhɔːk] Ntomahawk m
to bury the tomahawk (US) → echar pelillos a la mar, envainar la espada

tomahawk

[ˈtɒməhɔːk] ntomahawk m

tomahawk

nTomahawk m
References in classic literature ?
It was a long-handled tomahawk, the head of it an ordinary shingler's hatchet, the haft of it, native-made, a black and polished piece of hard wood, inlaid in rude designs with mother-of-pearl and wrapped with coconut sennit to make a hand grip.
As the tomahawk flew noiselessly through the air to Lerumie's hand, just as noiselessly, the next instant, it flew through the air from his hand into the hand of the fat Mary with the nursing child who stood behind the mate.
But, after some difficulty having opened his bag, he commenced fumbling in it, and presently pulled out a sort of tomahawk, and a seal-skin wallet with the hair on.
Taking up his tomahawk from the table, he examined the head of it for an instant, and then holding it to the light, with his mouth at the handle, he puffed out great clouds of tobacco smoke.
A tomahawk and scalping knife, of English manufacture, were in his girdle; while a short military rifle, of that sort with which the policy of the whites armed their savage allies, lay carelessly across his bare and sinewy knee.
He also bore a knife in a girdle of wampum, like that which confined the scanty garments of the Indian, but no tomahawk.
The crisscross of scars on his bald pate bespoke a tomahawk intimacy with the black, and of equal intimacy was the advertisement, front and rear, on the right side of his neck, where an arrow had at one time entered and been pulled clean through.
The heartless savage commenced his efforts, by flourishing his tomahawk about the head of the captive, in such a manner as to give reason to suppose, that each blow would bury the weapon in the flesh, while it was so governed as not to touch the skin.
Shouting loudly to his companions, and pointing with his tomahawk towards the headland, he set off at full speed in that direction, and was followed by about thirty of the natives, among whom were several of the priests, all yelling out 'Roo-ne
Daughter, then Chingachgook struck his tomahawk into the trees; it was to tell the lazy ones where to find him and the Mingoes— but he made no baskets.
The rest were armed with spears, clubs, bows and arrows, and long-handled tomahawks.
Who wants to hear about tomahawks and scalping knives?