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noun 
  1. 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 (machet, ing)
  1. 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.
  1. To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.
You can't just about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly.
Etymology: Probably from Spanish macho, meaning "sledgehammer"


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