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
The old savage was yet in favour of tomahawking the captives and retreating without delay.Wild Western Scenes | John Beauchamp Jones
To the first—that of passing over the rock and tomahawking him, there was one objection so important as to make it a fatal one.Oonomoo the Huron | Edward S. Ellis
As he approached, Lyttle gave him his hand, but with difficulty restrained the men from tomahawking him.Chronicles of Border Warfare | Alexander Scott Withers
The Federals charged mutilation of dead bodies on the battle-field and the tomahawking and scalping of prisoners.The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War | Annie Heloise Abel
In my excitement over the picture of a red man tomahawking a child I turned a page so swiftly that I put a long tear in it.The Light in the Clearing | Irving Bacheller
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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