from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light ax formerly used as a tool or weapon by certain Native American peoples. See Regional Note at pone.
- n. A similar implement or weapon.
- transitive v. To strike with or as if with a tomahawk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ax/axe used by American Indian (First Nations) warriors.
- n. : A dunk in which the person dunking the ball does so with his arm behind his head
- n. A geometric construction consisting of a semicircle and two line segments that serves as a tool for trisecting an angle; so called from its resemblance to the American Indian axe.
- n. A field hockey shot style that involves a player turning their hockey stick upside-down and swinging it so that its inside edge will come into contact with the ball.
- v. To strike with a tomahawk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of war hatchet used by the American Indians. It was originally made of stone, but afterwards of iron.
- transitive v. To cut, strike, or kill, with a tomahawk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Specifically, to cut sheep when shearing them.
- n. The warax of the Indians of North America.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a hatchet of some fanciful form, supposed to be an Indian tomahawk.
- To strike, cut, or kill with a tomahawk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut with a tomahawk
- n. weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
- v. kill with a tomahawk
Virginia Algonquian tamahaac.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From an Algonquian (most likely Powhatan) word. Compare Malecite-Passamaquoddy tomhikon ("ax"), Abenaki temahigan, demahigan ("ax"). (Wiktionary)