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tomahawk (n.)

1610s, tamahaac, from Virginia Algonquian (probably Powhatan) tamahaac "a hatchet, what is used in cutting," from tamaham "he cuts." Cognate with Mohegan tummahegan, Delaware tamoihecan, Micmac tumeegun.

updated on January 30, 2014

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Definitions of tomahawk from WordNet
1
tomahawk (v.)
cut with a tomahawk;
tomahawk (v.)
kill with a tomahawk;
2
tomahawk (n.)
weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians;
Synonyms: hatchet
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