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Tomahawk

tomahawk
A kind of war hatchet used by the American indians. It was originally made of stone, but afterwards of iron.
Origin: Of American Indian origin; cf. Algonkin tomehagen, Mohegan tumnahegan, Delaware tamoihecan.
To cut, strike, or kill, with a tomahawk.
Origin: Tomahawked; Tomahawking.


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