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machete

/məˈʃɛtɪ; -ˈtʃeɪ-/
noun
1.
a broad heavy knife used for cutting or as a weapon, esp in parts of Central and South America
Word Origin
C16 macheto, from Spanish machete, from macho club, perhaps from Vulgar Latin mattea (unattested) club

matchet

/ˈmætʃət/
noun
1.
an earlier name for machete
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