Broadax
Broadax Broad"ax`, Broadaxe Broad"axe`, broad-axe road-axe, broad-ax road-ax, n. 1. An ancient military weapon; a battle-ax. [1913 Webster]

2. An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber. [1913 Webster]


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  • broadax — or broadaxe [brôd′aks΄] n. an ax with a broad blade, used as a weapon or for hewing timber …   English World dictionary

  • broadax — or broadaxe noun Date: before 12th century a large ax with a broad blade …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • broadax — /brawd aks /, n., pl. broadaxes / ak siz/. 1. an ax for hewing timber. 2. an ax with a broad head, used as a battle ax. Also, broadaxe. [bef. 1000; ME brodax, OE bradaex. See BROAD, AX] * * * …   Universalium

  • broadax — n. large ax with a wide blade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • broadax — broad•ax or broad•axe [[t]ˈbrɔdˌæks[/t]] n. pl. ax•es [[t] ˌæk sɪz[/t]] bui an ax with a broad head • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE brādæx. See broad, ax …   From formal English to slang

  • broadax — noun a large ax with a broad cutting blade • Syn: ↑broadaxe • Hypernyms: ↑ax, ↑axe • Hyponyms: ↑battle ax, ↑battle axe …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad-ax — Broadax Broad ax , Broadaxe Broad axe , broad axe road axe, broad ax road ax, n. 1. An ancient military weapon; a battle ax. [1913 Webster] 2. An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broadaxe — Broadax Broad ax , Broadaxe Broad axe , broad axe road axe, broad ax road ax, n. 1. An ancient military weapon; a battle ax. [1913 Webster] 2. An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broad-axe — Broadax Broad ax , Broadaxe Broad axe , broad axe road axe, broad ax road ax, n. 1. An ancient military weapon; a battle ax. [1913 Webster] 2. An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hand tool — any tool or implement designed for manual operation. * * * Introduction  any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to… …   Universalium

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