Someone pointed a .22-caliber pistol at his head and pulled the trigger, but it jammed, so out came a machete and knives.
Bring your machete so you can hack your way through the snark.
The path for our group of six is being carved through tangles of vines and vegetation one machete hack at a time.
1590s (in pseudo-Spanish form macheto), from Spanish machete, probably a diminutive of macho "sledge hammer," alteration of mazo "club," which is probably [Barnhart] a dialectal variant of maza "mallet," from Vulgar Latin *mattea "war club" (see mace (n.1)). An alternative explanation traces macho to Latin marculus "a small hammer," diminutive of marcus "hammer," from a base parallel to that of Latin malleus (see mallet).