Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a hatchet-face; having a thin face with prominent features.

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  • adjective of a person Having a narrow face with sharp features

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Examples

  • Always hovering nearby is his private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a hatchet-faced former SAS officer who looks as though he would rather be cracking skulls than carrying the bouquets thrust into the prince's hands on walkabouts.

    Prince William: how he has coped with a life in the spotlight

  • The hatchet-faced apparatchiks crumpled into tears as she explained why she was in such a hurry to visit Siberia.

    I thought you were dead!

  • Cynlas of Rhos was a big, hatchet-faced man of fifty or thereabout, broadly built and tall, the weathered skin of his face beginning to loosen over the bluntly prominent bones, his ox-blood-colored hair and mustache just threaded with gray.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Behind the counter, a nice-looking blond guy and a hatchet-faced woman who seemed too old to be steaming milk for a living talked about television while they cleaned the wood-grained laminate and straightened stacks of prepackaged biscotti.

    Vicious Grace

  • A hatchet-faced cadet named Vanderlick thrust his head through a doorway.

    Delta Anomaly

  • Cynlas of Rhos was a big, hatchet-faced man of fifty or thereabout, broadly built and tall, the weathered skin of his face beginning to loosen over the bluntly prominent bones, his ox-blood-colored hair and mustache just threaded with gray.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Behind the counter, a nice-looking blond guy and a hatchet-faced woman who seemed too old to be steaming milk for a living talked about television while they cleaned the wood-grained laminate and straightened stacks of prepackaged biscotti.

    Vicious Grace

  • In the bright light of a waxing moon, the hatchet-faced woman stood outside the prison house, her head inclined to one side, and studied Ben and me.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • To most of the general public he is the archetypal hatchet-faced 'nasty' Tory.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • A hatchet-faced cadet named Vanderlick thrust his head through a doorway.

    Delta Anomaly

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