What does the word tomahawk mean?

Usage examples for tomahawk

  1. At their capture Basil had been stunned by the blow of a tomahawk. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. He would willingly have thrown a tomahawk in the dark at the head of any one of us, but he knew I watched and he did not dare." – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  3. On Tuesday week you can bring a tomahawk and do the criticism, and I shall try to have my courage ready for it- Oh, you will do me so much good- and Mr. Kenyon calls me 'docile' sometimes I assure you; when he wants to flatter me out of being obstinate- and in good earnest, I believe I shall do everything you tell me. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett