- 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.
- 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."