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hatchet face

noun

  1. a thin face with sharp features.


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Other Words From

  • hatchet-faced adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hatchet face1

First recorded in 1640–50

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Example Sentences

He had the hatchet face of the clever Yankee, alert, sharply defined, with a high-bridged and rather bold English nose.

And I don't think that long hatchet-face Sneak will think that I'm a coward any more.

He was staring across the table at her, with a curious expression on his long, hatchet face.

For a moment Sprowl's hatchet face was ghastly; he opened his mouth to speak, twice, then jerked open his door and disappeared.

Say, you should have seen old hatchet-face when I told her that I hoped the war would last forever!

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