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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatchet  \Hatch"et\,  n.  [F.  hachette  dim.  of  hache  ?.  See  1st 
  {Hatch},  {Hash}.] 
  1.  A  small  ax  with  a  short  handle,  to  be  used  with  one  hand. 
 
  2.  Specifically,  a  tomahawk. 
 
  Buried  was  the  bloody  hatchet.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hatchet 
  n  1:  a  fighting  ax  used  by  North  American  indians  [syn:  {tomahawk}] 
  2:  short  ax  used  to  chop  wood 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HATCHET,  n.  A  young  axe,  known  among  Indians  as  a  Thomashawk 
 
  "O  bury  the  hatchet,  irascible  Red, 
  For  peace  is  a  blessing,"  the  White  Man  said 
  The  Savage  concurred,  and  that  weapon  interred, 
  With  imposing  rites,  in  the  White  Man's  head. 
  John  Lukkus 
 
 




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