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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.]
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]
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)]
Past participle: tomahawked
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|Noun||1.||tomahawk - weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians|
|Verb||1.||tomahawk - cut with a tomahawk |
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
|2.||tomahawk - 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"