Part of speech: noun

A small short- handled ax, for use with one hand.

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Usage examples "hatchet":

  1. A few inches from it a flint hatchet was discovered. - "A Manual of the Antiquity of Man", J. P. MacLean.
  2. No explanation was necessary as he took a hatchet and pried up a plank. - "The Dude Wrangler", Caroline Lockhart.
  3. " You've hit the nail on the head, square as a hatchet, parson," responded the deacon. - "The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories", W. H. H. Murray.