Definition of petit tranchet in English:

petit tranchet

noun

Archaeology
  • A small stone artefact of Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures, whose end forms a broad, chisel-like cutting edge, typically used as an arrowhead; a small tranchet.

Origin

1920s. Apparently from French petit tranchet from petit + tranchet.

Pronunciation

petit tranchet

/ˌpɛtɪ ˈtran(t)ʃeɪ//ˌpɛtɪ ˈtrɑːn(t)ʃeɪ/