Lochaber axe
Lochaber ax Loch*a"ber ax", Lochaber axe Loch*a"ber axe" n. [So called from Lochaber, in Scotland.] A weapon of war, consisting of a pole armed with an axhead at its end, formerly used by the Scotch Highlanders. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lochaber axe — The Lochaber axe was a Scottish war axe that came into use around 1600. The name of the weapon derives from Lochaber, an area in the western Scottish Highlands, as the weapon was employed principally by the Scottish highlanders, who (generally… …   Wikipedia

  • LOCHABER AXE —    an axe with a broad blade and a long handle formerly in use among the Highlanders as a weapon …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Lochaber ax — Loch*a ber ax , Lochaber axe Loch*a ber axe n. [So called from Lochaber, in Scotland.] A weapon of war, consisting of a pole armed with an axhead at its end, formerly used by the Scotch Highlanders. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lochaber-Axt — Angaben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lochaber — This article is about the ward management area in Scotland. For other uses, see Lochaber (disambiguation). District of Lochaber 1975 to 1996 Highland council area shown as one of the council areas of Scotland Lochaber (Scottish Gaelic Loch Abar)… …   Wikipedia

  • Lochāber — (L. axe), altschott. langgestielte Streitaxt, oft mit Haken, zum Herabziehen des Gegners vom Pferde (nach der Landschaft L. in Schottland genannt). S. Abbildung. Lochaberaxt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lochaber ax — noun a battle ax formerly used by Scottish Highlanders • Hypernyms: ↑battle ax, ↑battle axe * * * läḵˈ]äbə(r) , läˈk], ]abə(r) noun Usage: usually capitalized L Etymology: from Lochaber, district in Scotland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hache de Lochaber — Armes d hast au château d Édimbourg, avec une hache de Lochaber à droite et deux hallebardes à gauche. La hache de Lochaber était une hache de guerre utilisée vers 1600. Le nom vient de Lochaber, une zone dans l ouest de la zone administrative… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • battle-axe — noun 1. a broadax used as a weapon • Syn: ↑battle ax • Hypernyms: ↑broadax, ↑broadaxe • Hyponyms: ↑Lochaber ax, ↑poleax, ↑poleaxe …   Useful english dictionary

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