poleax

Definitions:

  • An ax having a hammer face opposite the blade, used to slaughter cattle.
  • A medieval battle-ax consisting of a long shaft ending in an ax or a combination of an ax, hammer, and pick.
  • To strike or fell with or as if with a poleax.
  • Formerly, a weapon or tool consisting of an ax-head on a long handle, and often combined with a hook at the end, or a blade like a pick on the side opposite the blade of the ax; later, more loosely, a battle-ax.
  • A weapon used in the navy by boarders and also to cut away rigging, etc. It is a hatchet with a short handle at the end of which is a strong hook.
  • An ax for slaughtering cattle.
  • 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.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>poleaxe</xref>.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>poleaxe</xref>.
  • an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
  • a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
  • fell with or as if with a poleax
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