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[from an Algonquian dialect of Virginia], hatchet generally used by Native North Americans as a hand weapon and as a missile. The earliest tomahawks were made of stone, with one edge or two edges sharpened (sometimes the stone was globe shaped).
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A small ax with a short handle and a hammerhead in addition to the cutting edge.
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A combination chopping and driving tool which has a wooden handle and a steel head, with a hammer face and a blade which is notched for pulling nails.
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a short axe used for chopping wood, etc.
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