Chop Wound

A wound caused by a heavy weapon or instrument with at least one sharp cutting edge—e.g., axe, machete, panga; often the wound has abraded margins—which may be scraped off—and may be thus confused with a laceration; chop wounds over bone may have a groove or cut in the underlying bone—e.g., skull
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The 52-year-old Canadian - the last man to fight Muhammad Ali - was found in a Jamaican churchyard with a "deep chop wound" in his head, police said.
Police said the assailant was carrying a weapon such as a machete or hatchet that cut a deep 'chop wound.'
During the trial it emerged Jason, 20, inflicted seven chop wounds with a sharp weapon on the drug dealer, before 24-year-old Dean drove over him.
Tobago police report that the bodies of Birgid, 71 and Hubertus, 74, bore marks of violence and had chop wounds to their backs.
Three types exist: stab wounds, bite wounds and chop wounds.
The body had four chop wounds to the back of the head, according to a report from the Constabulary Communications Network.
Brian Williamson, 59, was discovered lying in a pool of blood with several chop wounds hours after he was seen meeting with two men at his Kingston home.
Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene, her death caused by "chop wounds to the head and upper body."
Going through each case, the judge said Jason Bradley accepts he inflicted the seven fatal chop wounds to Mr Reilly's head, arms and torso.
The victim suffered 50 stab and chop wounds before his killers tried to set fire to his body and then dumped it in a ditch in Tyrrelstown in Tallaght, South Dublin,
State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy gave evidence that Mr Essalhi suffered 19 chop wounds to the head, which wounded his soft tissue and fractured his skull, forehead and jaw.