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- n. machete
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation; usually called machete.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as machete.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
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The plough has not yet reached Pongo-land; the only tools are the erem (little axe for felling), the matchet (a rude cutlass for clearing), the hoe, and a succedaneum for the dibble.
For small poles with thin branches, a matchet can also be used.
The base of the tree must be well cleared, using the axe or a matchet in order to prevent the saw from blunting too quickly (2).
When the cane is ripe, they proceed to the field, each armed with a _matchet_.
Khalifah, and he is watching them and waiting for me to return to him with a couple of frails and a matchet.
The highest levels, only a few feet above water, are grown with a dense bush that wants the matchet.
Such is the case with the great wooded belt north of the Gold Coast, where even the second-growth becomes impenetrable without the matchet, and where the swamps and muds, bred and fed by torrential rains, bar the transit of travellers.
His Personal Assistant, Femi Ekundayo, was not spared as he received several matchet cuts on his head and back.
(ix) The following implements: matchet, sickle, fork and an irrigation can.
But, O Ja’afar, I am tired with fishing in the river, for I have caught great store of fish which I left on the bank with my master Khalifah, and he is watching them and waiting for me to return to him with a couple of frails and a matchet.