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

 

hatchet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhætʃɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhætʃɪt//
 
 
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  • a small axe (= a tool with a heavy blade for chopping things) with a short handle
  • Word Origin Middle English: from Old French hachette, diminutive of hache ‘axe’, from medieval Latin hapia, of Germanic origin.Idioms
    bury the hatchet, bury your differences
     
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    to stop being unfriendly and become friends again After not speaking to each other for years, the two brothers decided to bury the hatchet.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hatchet