Associations to the word «Hatchet»


HATCHET, noun. A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
HATCHET, verb. (transitive) To cut with a hatchet.
HATCHET JOB, noun. (idiomatic) A journalistic or other treatment which portrays its subject in a very unfavorable manner; a work of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.
HATCHET JOB, noun. (idiomatic) An action or a program which imposes deep reductions in expenditure.
HATCHET JOBS, noun. Plural of hatchet job
HATCHET MAN, noun. A professional killer or gunman.
HATCHET MAN, noun. (colloquial) (idiomatic) Someone who carries out brutal and unpleasant duties on behalf of another, such as firing dead wood employees.
HATCHET MEN, noun. Plural of hatchet man (alternative spelling of hatchetmen).

Dictionary definition

HATCHET, noun. Weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians.
HATCHET, noun. A small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood).

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