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hatchet

 [hach´et]
a bibeveled or single beveled cutting dental instrument having its cutting edge in line with the axis of its blade; used for breaking down tooth structures undermined by caries, for smoothing cavity walls, and for sharpening line and point angles.
Hatchet. From Dorland's, 2000.

hatch·et

(hatch'et),
A dental instrument with an end cutting blade set at an angle to the axis of the handle and having one or two bevels; in the former case, made as right and left pairs called enamel hatchets; used for removing enamel and dentin on teeth.

hatch·et

(hachĕt)
A dental instrument with an end cutting blade set at an angle to the axis of the handle and having one or two bevels; used to remove enamel and dentin on teeth.

hatch·et

(hachĕt)
Dental instrument with an end cutting blade set at an angle to axis of handle and having one or two bevels; in the former case, made as right and left pairs called enamel hatchets; used to remove enamel and dentin. Also called hatchet excavator.
References in classic literature ?
However, after some debate, they resolved to accept of them: and, in return, they gave the savages that brought them one of their hatchets, an old key, a knife, and six or seven of their bullets; which, though they did not understand their use, they seemed particularly pleased with; and then tying the poor creatures' hands behind them, they dragged the prisoners into the boat for our men.
This tribe lived largely upon the smaller animals which they bowled over with their stone hatchets after making a wide circle about their quarry and driving it so that it had to pass close to one of their number.
At the same time he dropped the hatchet and shifted the club to his right hand.
The Shepardson hatchet is named in honor of Robert Shepardson, who ran the event for many years.
For a start, I'm not in the business of doing hatchet jobs.
But they discovered the man had a crossbow and hatchet.
"After an extensive search of the area, including the use of dogs, a hatchet type implement was recovered.
A conservative whose journalism attacks both left and right, Shalit was, a few years back, the master of the TNR hatchet job -- a fluttery-eyed, breathy young woman who'd get people to say the darndest things and then make them look asinine for it.
Another family member grabbed the hatchet and the suspect stumbled out the front door and into the arms of police officers.
HATCHET JOB: Joe Calzaghe aims to cut down American Charles Brewer Picture: David Davies (PA)
Cardiff Crown Court heard it was ``more by luck than judgement'' that Glyn John's victims were not seriously injured when he hit them with a hatchet.
On May 26th of this year, Danjanic painted his face, dressed in camouflage clothing, and armed himself with three guns, ammunition, several knives, a set of brass knuckles, and a hatchet. He then went outside and began shooting at Ryan Paullin, 23, who was mowing the lawn at the Paullin residence across the street.