(noun, verb)


1. a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation

Similar word(s): matchet, panga

Definition categories: man–made, knife


1. To cut or chop with a machete.

- After some hours of intense work, we had macheted a path through the jungle to the bank of the river.

2. To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.

- You can't just machete about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly.