Definition of "machete" []

  • A large heavy knife with a broad blade, used as a weapon and an implement for cutting vegetation. (noun)
  • A broad heavy knife used for cutting or as a weapon, esp in parts of Central and South America (noun)

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Use "machete" in a sentence
  • "Old Tomás warned him, "I may be old, but my machete is young!""
  • "And now 6 years later, his machete is still as sharp."
  • "To them, carving out an eight month old foetus with a machete is much more than an aggravated assault upon the mother, it is an assault upon a second human being."