matchet

World English Dictionary
machete or matchet (məˈʃɛtɪ, -ˈtʃeɪ-)
 
n
a broad heavy knife used for cutting or as a weapon, esp in parts of Central and South America
 
[C16 macheto, from Spanish machete, from macho club, perhaps from Vulgar Latin mattea (unattested) club]
 
matchet or matchet
 
n
 
[C16 macheto, from Spanish machete, from macho club, perhaps from Vulgar Latin mattea (unattested) club]

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World English Dictionary
matchet (ˈmætʃət)
 
n
an earlier name for machete

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