Definition of machete noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈʃeti//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈʃeti//
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a broad heavy knife used as a cutting tool and as a weapon She used her machete to clear a way through the jungle. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish, from macho ‘hammer’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: machete