Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: hatchet  ha-chit
  1. Weapon consisting of a fighting axe; used by North American Indians
    - tomahawk
     
  2. A small axe with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)

Derived forms: hatchets

Type of: arm, ax [US], axe [Brit, Cdn], weapon, weapon system

Encyclopedia: Hatchet