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Billhook vs. Machete

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Billhooknoun

(weapons) A medieval polearm, fitted to a long handle, sometimes with an L-shaped tine or a spike protruding from the side or the end of the blade for tackling the opponent; a bill

Machetenoun

A sword-like tool used for cutting large plants with a chopping motion, or as a weapon. The blade is usually 50 to 65 centimeters long, and up to three millimeters thick.

Billhooknoun

An agricultural implement often with a curved or hooked end to the blade used for pruning or cutting thick, woody plants.

Macheteverb

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.’;

Billhooknoun

Written as bill-hook: a part of the knotting mechanism in a reaper-binder or baler (agricultural machinery).

Macheteverb

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.’;

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Billhooknoun

Written as bill hook: a spiked hook used in offices and shops for hanging bills or other small papers such as receipts.

Machetenoun

A large heavy knife resembling a broadsword, often two or three feet in length, - used by the inhabitants of Spanish America as a hatchet to cut their way through thickets, and for various other purposes.

Billhooknoun

(ornithology) Written as bill hook: a sharply pointed spike growing from the tip of the upper mandible of the hatchlings of honeyguides, used to destroy the eggs and kill the chicks of the host species.

Machetenoun

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

Billhookverb

To use a billhook

Machete

A machete (; Spanish pronunciation: [maˈtʃete]) is a broad blade used either as an agricultural implement similar to an axe, or in combat like a long-bladed knife. The blade is typically 30 to 45 centimetres (12 to 18 in) long and usually under 3 millimetres (0.12 in) thick.

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Billhooknoun

A thick, heavy knife with a hooked point, used in pruning hedges, etc. When it has a short handle, it is sometimes called a hand bill; when the handle is long, a hedge bill or scimiter.

Billhooknoun

a long-handled saw with a curved blade;

‘he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree’;

Billhook

A billhook or bill hook is a versatile cutting tool used widely in agriculture and forestry for cutting woody material such as shrubs, small trees and branches. It is distinct from the sickle.

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