Definitions of hatchet

n a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)

broad hatchet
a short-handled hatchet with a broad blade opposite a hammerhead
claw hatchet
a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails
half hatchet
a hatchet with a broad blade on one end and a hammer head of the other
Type of:
ax, axe
an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle

n weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians

Type of:
arm, weapon, weapon system
any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting