Definition: Meaning of, hatchet in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈhatʃɪt /

  • noun
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Word Forms:
Singular Plural
hatchet hatchets
  1. a small AXE with a short handle
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hatchet used in phrases

  • broad hatchet (noun)
    1. a short-handled hatchet with a broad blade opposite a hammerhead
  • bury the hatchet (verb)
    1. end hostilities
  • claw hatchet (noun)
    1. a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails
  • half hatchet (noun)
    1. a hatchet with a broad blade on one end and a hammer head of the other
  • hatchet job (noun)
    1. a newspaper article, television programme etc that criticizes someone severely and unfairly
  • hatchet man (noun)
    1. someone who is employed to make unpopular changes in an organization
  • hatchet-faced (adjective)
    1. having an unpleasantly thin face with sharp features
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