English version

hatchet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hatchethatch‧et /ˈhætʃɪt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 hatchet.jpg TZa small axe with a short handle bury the hatchet at bury(9)
Examples from the Corpus
hatchetHe devotes several paragraphs to a hatchet job.His smooth face was slashed open by his predatory mouth, as if an invisible hatchet were biting into fruit.Were they heroes, or leftwing hatchet men?At each intersection, Converse had cringed in anticipation of the bullet, the blade, the hatchet.Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno hope to bury the hatchet long enough to bring home the gold.Frankly, as a sports journalist, I find the hatchet jobs being done on Graham Taylor embarrassing.Whack, the sound of the hatchet decapitating the poor thing.It has often been noted that while barbarians fight with hatchets, civilised men fight with gossip.
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