- an earlier name for machete
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A negro leaped round the corner of the stairs and struck at him with a matchet.The Message
A matchet is a long sharp knife in general use throughout the country.
He was very angry when he heard this, and went to the spring the following morning, taking his own matchet with him.
This gave the king great pain, so he threw down his matchet and went back to his house.
A foot or two below him the man with the matchet was coming up, naked to the waist, and half-crazed with rum.Long Odds</p>