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HATCHET (adapted from the Fr. hachett...

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 62 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HATCHET (adapted from the Fr. hachette, diminutive of hache, axe, hacker, to cut, hack), a small, light form of axe with a short handle (see Toot.); for the war-hatchet of the North American Indians and the symbolical ceremonies connected with it see TOMAHAWK.
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