from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, short-handled ax for use in one hand.
- n. A tomahawk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
- v. To cut with a hatchet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand.
- n. Specifically, a tomahawk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small ax with a short handle, designed to be used with one hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)
- n. weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
Middle English hachet, from Old French hachete, diminutive of hache, ax, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German happa, sickle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French hachette, diminutive of hache ("axe"), from Old High German hāppa ("reaper, sickle"). (Wiktionary)