Origin of machete
Examples from the Web for machete
Twitter users posted pictures of the scene and claimed a man had been seen with a machete.London Woman Beheaded by Machete-Wielding 'Madman'|Nico Hines|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Armed with an ax or a machete, he stops incoming cars for questioning: Who are they?
In one recent case, he said a man accused of kidnapping was hung from an iron bar and flogged with a machete.How Nigeria’s Stupidly Brutal Cops Botch the Hunt for Boko Haram|Nico Hines|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The path for our group of six is being carved through tangles of vines and vegetation one machete hack at a time.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?|Nina Strochlic|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Robert Rodriguez grindhouse gore-fest, Machete Kills, slices and dices its way into theaters on Oct. 11.‘Machete Kills’ Director Robert Rodriguez on His Favorite Cult Movies|Robert Rodriguez|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I drew horse-pistol and machete and charged with a loud holler.Plain Mary Smith|Henry Wallace Phillips
They are generally good marksmen, and they handle the machete with admirable skill.Reports on the Maya Indians of Yucatan|Santiago Mendez
Still, Don Anbal's machete, raised against the barricade, fell without striking.The Queen of the Savannah|Gustave Aimard
They wore belts and carried the national weapon, the machete, stuck through the leather bands.Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Instead he offered the single dollar that he had left for a heavy knife like a machete.The Texan Star|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for machete
Word Origin for machete
Word Origin and History for machete
1590s (in pseudo-Spanish form macheto), from Spanish machete, probably a diminutive of macho "sledge hammer," alteration of mazo "club," which is probably [Barnhart] a dialectal variant of maza "mallet," from Vulgar Latin *mattea "war club" (see mace (n.1)). An alternative explanation traces macho to Latin marculus "a small hammer," diminutive of marcus "hammer," from a base parallel to that of Latin malleus (see mallet).