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Meaning of POLEAX

Pronunciation:  'powl`aks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
  2. [n]  an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
  3. [v]  fell with or as if with a poleax
 

POLEAX is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: poleaxe, poleaxe
 
 See Also: ax, axe, battle-ax, battle-axe, cut down, drop, fell, strike down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 sailors in
boarding a vessel.

 

 

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