Pollax
Pollax \Poll"ax`\, n. A poleax. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • pollax — or pollaxe variant of poleax * * * pollax, axe obs. forms of pole axe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pollaxe (Polearm) — The poleaxe is a type of European polearm which was widely used by medieval infantry. It is also known by the names pole axe, pole axe, polax, and Hache (French meaning axe). EtymologySometimes weapons such as the halberd, the bardiche or the… …   Wikipedia

  • Poleax — Pole ax , Poleaxe Pole axe , n. [OE. pollax; cf. OD. pollexe. See {Poll} head, and Ax.] Anciently, a kind of battle ax with a long handle; later, an ax or hatchet with a short handle, and a head variously patterned; used by soldiers, and also by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poleaxe — Poleax Pole ax , Poleaxe Pole axe , n. [OE. pollax; cf. OD. pollexe. See {Poll} head, and Ax.] Anciently, a kind of battle ax with a long handle; later, an ax or hatchet with a short handle, and a head variously patterned; used by soldiers, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poleax — I. noun Etymology: Middle English polax, pollax, from pol, polle poll + ax Date: 14th century 1. a battle ax with a short handle and often a hook or spike opposite the blade; also one with a long handle used as an ornamental weapon 2. an ax used… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hacha de guerra — El hacha de guerra es un instrumento de hierro en forma de cuchilla, y su corte acerado, que en lo más angosto, que es el revés, tiene un anillo de hierro, por el cual entra el palo que sirve de astil. El hacha (de guerra) es la versión militar… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hacha de petos — Hacha larga de petos de infante. Francesa del siglo XVI. Un Hacha de Petos o hacha larga de armas era un hacha larga de a dos manos, con cabeza armada de distintos petos (cuchillas, púas y mazas opuestas a la hoja, afiladas o sin afilar),… …   Wikipedia Español

  • poleax — /pohl aks /, n., pl. poleaxes / ak siz/, v., poleaxed, poleaxing. n. 1. a medieval shafted weapon with blade combining ax, hammer, and apical spike, used for fighting on foot. 2. an ax, usually with a hammer opposite the cutting edge, used in… …   Universalium

  • Poleaxe — A formidable weapon used in combat on foot by dismounted knights. It carried an axe, as its name suggests, but two other weapons were integrated: a hammer and a long spike. Poleaxes were usually long handled, giving extra force to the blow… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • ALEXICACOS — i. e. malorum depulsor, Apollo vocatus est, Arrian. l. 8. Pausan. in Atticis et Eliacis, idco illi nomen inditum ait, quod a pestilentiae morbo, in bello Peloponnesiaco, populum liberaverit. Quod nomen Hercules postea est adeptus. Macrob. l. 1.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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