a light ax used by the North American Indians as a weapon and tool.
any of various similar weapons or implements.
(in Australia) a stone hatchet used by Aboriginal peoples.
to attack, wound, or kill with or as if with a tomahawk.
- tom·a·hawk·er, noun
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How to use tomahawk in a sentence
At Truist Park, which opened in 2017, a giant neon tomahawk beyond the center field fence slashes along with the crowd.The ‘tomahawk chop’ lives on in Atlanta. Now it has the World Series spotlight. | Adam Kilgore, Chelsea Janes | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
It once manufactured tourist items such as tomahawks and bows and arrows, which it sold to the Braves to offer at souvenir stands.The ‘tomahawk chop’ lives on in Atlanta. Now it has the World Series spotlight. | Adam Kilgore, Chelsea Janes | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Australia will also acquire additional long-range strike capabilities for its defense force, including the tomahawk cruise missile for its destroyers, longer range air-to-surface missiles and long-range anti-ship missiles for fighter jets.Washington's Release of Meng Wanzhou Caps Two Weeks of Diplomatic Moves on China | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | September 28, 2021 | Time
One of my favorites involves a Native warrior practicing with his tomahawk.Make your own maple syrup without harming the trees | By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life | February 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
Jimbo sat behind me, and patted me on the back with his heavy tomahawk of a paw.
That was right after an initial wave of U.S. Navy tomahawk cruise missiles hit their targets around Aleppo and Raqqah.First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars | Dave Majumdar | September 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The USS Arleigh Burke, a destroyer, and USS Philippine Sea, a cruiser, launched a total of 47 tomahawk missiles.$70 Billion Stealth Jet Finally Flies in Its First War | Dave Majumdar | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You see people in war paint or doing the tomahawk chop and saying, “Scalp him.”Amanda Blackhorse Is ‘Confident’ Snyder Will Lose His Redskins Appeal | Robert Silverman | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each tomahawk carries a single 1,000-pound bomb or 166 smaller cluster bombs.This Is War and Why John Kerry’s Rhetoric Isn’t Convincing | Peter Beinart | September 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the seringuero starts out he equips himself with a tomahawk-like axe having a handle about thirty inches long.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
I told Ward to tomahawk me if he wished, but that I must rest before moving another step.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
Trowel and spade and tomahawk went furiously to work, and soon cleared away the gravel from a surface of three or four feet.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
Then another warrior rushed into the circle and drove his tomahawk into a painted post near the fire.Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
This occurred at noon, and, after snatching a hasty meal, he put a tomahawk into Jem's hands and darted into the bush.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for tomahawk
a fighting axe, with a stone or later an iron head, used by the North American Indians
mainly Australian the usual word for hatchet
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