Machete

Noun

  • A sword-like tool used for cutting large plants with a chopping motion. A machete's blade is usually 50 to 65 centimeters (cm) long, and up to three millimeters (mm) thick.

Verb

  • To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.

    "You can't just machete about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly."

  • To cut or chop with a machete.

    "After some hours of intense work, we had macheted a path through the jungle to the bank of the river."

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