hatchet hatchet  /ˈhæ tʃət/


  1. (n) weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
  2. (n) a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)


  1. Of all the men around former President Richard Nixon, probably none was more hated than Chuck Colson, top hatchet man and tireless inventor of dirty tricks.
  2. But it's hard to muster a ton of sympathy for a guy profiting handsomely from a hatchet job on his own sister regardless of how miserably she may have treated him.
  3. A bloody hatchet lay near the house.


  1. Fourth Annual Hatchet Fest Run

    BAD AXE — The Fourth Annual Hatchet Fest run was held in conjunction with the Bad Axe Hatchet Festival.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Huron Daily Tribune

  2. Hatchet attack suspect pleads guilty

    OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa man charged in last summer's hatchet attack is headed to prison. Charles Julian Jason Zwer, 27, pleaded guilty this month to willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony, and assault while participating in a felony, a
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Ottumwa Courier

  3. Hatchet-carrying suspect pleads not guilty in Chandler attempted sexual assault case

    A hatchet-carrying homeless man accused of breaking into a Chandler home and attempting to sexually assault a sleeping woman has pleaded not guilty. Maricopa County prosecutors say 19-year-old Francisco Antonio Moreno entered his plea Monday. His next scheduled court date is July 30.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Arizona Republic

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  1. "I think it's time to smoke the pipes of peace and to just, you know, put away your hatchet because I think it's a show of friendship," McCartney said on Radio-Canada.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Paul McCartney Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "He can bring health coverage to 3.8 million low-income uninsured children who have no insurance today," Baucus said. "Or he can cut it with his hatchet, cutting coverage for at least a million children who would otherwise get the doctor's...
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Max Baucus Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. ...office declined to comment on Power's inclusion in the State Department transition, but an official close to the Obama transition team said Power had "made a gesture to bury the hatchet" with Clinton and that it had been well-received.
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Denver Post

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