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]


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  • broad|ax — or broad|axe «BRD AKS», noun, plural ax|es. an ax with a broad blade, such as a battle ax or an ax for hewing timber …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad|axe — broad|ax or broad|axe «BRD AKS», noun, plural ax|es. an ax with a broad blade, such as a battle ax or an ax for hewing timber …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • broad hatchet — noun a short handled hatchet with a broad blade opposite a hammerhead • Hypernyms: ↑hatchet * * * noun : a hatchet having a short handle and a broad cutting blade with a rectangular hammering face opposite the blade see hatchet illustration * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad hatchet — a hatchet with a broad cutting edge. Also called hand ax. * * * …   Universalium

  • bat|tle-ax — or bat|tle axe «BAT uhl AKS», noun, plural ax|es. 1. an ax with a broad blade, formerly used as a weapon in battle. The battle ax was a weapon of medieval times. 2. Slang. a woman of formidable appearance and temper, especially one who loudly and …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand ax — noun a stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping • Syn: ↑hand axe • Hypernyms: ↑edge tool * * * noun : a prehistoric stone implement consisting of a biface core having one end pointed for cutting and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand ax — 1. Also, hand axe. a usually large, general purpose bifacial Paleolithic stone tool, often oval or pear shaped in form and characteristic of certain Lower Paleolithic industries. 2. See broad hatchet. [bef. 1000; ME, OE] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — 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

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