Definition of Tomahawk

1. Noun. Weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians.

Exact synonyms: Hatchet
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System



2. Verb. Cut with a tomahawk.
Generic synonyms: Cut

3. Verb. Kill with a tomahawk.
Generic synonyms: Kill

Definition of Tomahawk

1. n. A kind of war hatchet used by the American Indians. It was originally made of stone, but afterwards of iron.

2. v. t. To cut, strike, or kill, with a tomahawk.

Definition of Tomahawk

1. Noun. The BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM), a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile with stubby wings, which can be launched from a ship or submarine. ¹

2. Noun. An ax/axe used by American Indian (First Nations) warriors. ¹

3. Noun. (basketball): A dunk in which the person dunking the ball does so with his arm behind his head ¹

4. Noun. (geometry) A geometric construction consisting of a semicircle and two line segments that serves as a tool for trisecting an angle; so called from its resemblance to the American Indian axe. ¹

5. Noun. (field hockey) A field hockey shot style that involves a player turning their hockey stick upside-down and swinging it so that its inside edge will come into contact with the ball. ¹

6. Verb. to strike with a tomahawk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tomahawk

1. to strike with a light ax [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Tomahawk

1. 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 It was originally made of stone, but afterwards of iron.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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tomahawk

tom-tit
tom-tom
tom-toms
tom boy
tom boys
tom cat
tom cats
tom turkey
tom yam
tom yams
tom yum
toma
tomacco
tomahawk (current term)
tomahawk mark
tomahawked
tomahawking
tomahawks
tomaley
tomalley
tomalleys
toman
tomans
tomatillo
tomatilloes
tomatillos
tomatinase
tomatine

Literary usage of Tomahawk

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1. A Godchild of Washington by Katharine Schuyler Baxter (1897)
"Strong wooden blinds with the old-time tomahawk MARK. cross-bar of iron protect each window on the inside. The rooms have no connection with each other ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"The third and the last : wilt thou speak his false name 7 She wrang her hands wildly, her friend sat unmoved ; The tomahawk glistened — her children's voice ..."

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