machete

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English[edit]

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a machete

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  • IPA(key): /məˈʃɛ.ti/
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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish machete, diminutive of macho (sledgehammer), from Latin mattea, cognate with Old French machier, French massue, English mace.

Noun[edit]

machete (plural machetes)

  1. A sword-like tool used for cutting large plants with a chopping motion. A machete's blade is usually 50 to 65 centimeters (cm) long, and up to three millimeters (mm) thick.

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machete (third-person singular simple present machetes, present participle macheting, simple past and past participle macheted)

  1. To cut or chop with a machete.
    After some hours of intense work, we had macheted a path through the jungle to the bank of the river.
  2. To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.
    You can't just machete about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly.

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machete

  1. machete

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Italian[edit]

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machete m (invariable)

  1. machete

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

macho +‎ -ete

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machete m (plural machetes)

  1. machete
  2. mediocre method for obtaining somewhat accurate results; shortcut