Palstave Pal"stave`, n. [Dan. paalstav.] A peculiar bronze adz, used in prehistoric Europe about the middle of the bronze age. --Dawkins. [1913 Webster]

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  • Palstave — A Palstave is a type of early bronze axe. It was common in the mid Bronze Age in north, western and south western Europe. In the technical sense, although precise definitions differ, an axe is generally deemed to be a palstave if it is hafted by… …   Wikipedia

  • palstave — /pawl stayv , pal /, n. Archaeol. a bronze celt fitted into a split wooden handle. Also, palstaff /pawl staf , stahf , pal /. [1850 55; < Dan pålstav, special use of ON palstafr javelin < OE palster spike, taken (by folk etymology) as repr.… …   Universalium

  • palstave — [ pɔ:lsteɪv] noun Archaeology a type of chisel shaped to fit into a split handle rather than having a socket for the handle. Origin C19: from Dan. paalstav, from ON pálstavr, from páll hoe + stafr staff …   English new terms dictionary

  • palstave — pal·stave …   English syllables

  • palstave — /ˈpɔlsteɪv/ (say pawlstayv) noun a bronze axe fitted into a split wooden handle. {Danish paalstav, related to Icelandic pālstafr. See pale2, stave} …   Australian English dictionary

  • palstave — n. Archaeol. a type of chisel made of bronze etc. shaped to fit into a split handle. Etymology: Da. paalstav f. ON paacutelstavr f. paacutell hoe (cf. L palus stake) + stafr STAFF(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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