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Meaning of machete

ma•chet•e

Pronunciation: (mu-shet'ē, -chet'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. a large heavy knife used esp. in Latin-American countries in cutting sugarcane and clearing underbrush and as a weapon.
  2. a tarpon, Elops affinis, of the eastern Pacific Ocean, having an elongated, compressed body.
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