Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who carries and uses a machete or cutlass.

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Examples

  • Eugenio, the machetero, was bitten during the night by a scorpion or tarantula, and his leg and foot became so swelled that we were forced to leave him behind. . .

    The Path Between the Seas

  • During the last sugar harvest the machetero peasants had

    CASTRO READS MAIN REPORT AT PCC CONGRESS

  • This is logical because those who used to do that work in the past, that category which was part of the bottom rung the most exploited in our society, was the machetero who, between the sugar harvest season and the dead season not only did the most arduous jobs but was always the victim of the dead season of long month of layoffs, living in appalling conditions.

    12TH ANNIVERSARY OF ATTACK ON PRESIDENTIAL PALAC

  • No, but some day a machetero -- and I say machetero in a symbolic sense because in the future there will no macheteros -- let us say a combine or vehicle operator, will earn as much as an engineer earns today.

    CASTRO ANNIVERSARY SPEECH IN SANTA CLARA

  • Some will say: will a machetero receive as much as an engineer?

    CASTRO ANNIVERSARY SPEECH IN SANTA CLARA

  • Because it doubles the production of the machetero. (sounds of chopping cane) Sometimes you can grab three sugarcane stalks. (sounds of chopping cane)

    PRESS CONFERENCE HELD IN CANEFIELD

  • This already allows us to distribute 30 eggs per capita to each machetero.

    CEREMONY HONORING THE JULIO ANTONIO MELLA CANE-

  • Well, if he is a machetero of 100,000 arrobas he can pay a chauffeur to drive him around on the motorcycle. (laughter) He can get together with some comrade from the brigade who is capable of learning (more laughter) Well, that is your problem, after all. (laughter) You chose the motorcycle.

    AWARD CEREMONY FOR CANECUTTERS

  • The storage centers mean an increase in yield by individual macheteros, especially where the machines cannot be used and a machetero can cut the cane in two places, one below and one above.

    MEETING WITH UNION AND SUGAR INDUSTRY LEADERS

  • Experience has shown that the macheteros using this system are yielding up to 500 arrobas daily, or an increase of 100 percent per machetero.

    MEETING WITH UNION AND SUGAR INDUSTRY LEADERS

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  • I thought you were one of those demustachioed bearded heirs.

    December 3, 2010

  • Oh, I am so that. I could use a more macho mustachio, though.

    December 3, 2010