A wooden-handled hatchet.
From French hachette, diminutive of hache (“axe”), from Old High German hāppa (“reaper, sickle”), from Proto-Indo-European *kop- (“to strike, to beat”).
hatchet (plural hatchets)
- A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
- Buried was the bloody hatchet.
hatchet (third-person singular simple present hatchets, present participle hatcheting or hatchetting, simple past and past participle hatcheted or hatchetted)
- (transitive) To cut with a hatchet.