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hatchet (ˈhætʃɪt)
1.  a short axe used for chopping wood, etc
2.  a tomahawk
3.  (modifier) of narrow dimensions and sharp features: a hatchet face
4.  bury the hatchet to cease hostilities and become reconciled
[C14: from Old French hachette, from hache axe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German happa knife]

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