sax

Definitions:

  • A saxophone.
  • A knife; a sword; a dagger about 20 inches in length.
  • A slate-cutters' hammer. It has a point at the back of the head, for making nail-holes in slates. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="slate-ax">slate-ax</internalXref>.
  • A dialectal (Scotch) form of <internalXref urlencoded="six">six</internalXref>.
  • An abbreviation of <internalXref urlencoded="Saxon">Saxon</internalXref> and <em>Saxony.</em>
  • A kind of chopping instrument for trimming the edges of roofing slates.
  • Short form of <xref>saxophone</xref>.
  • A <xref>knife</xref>; a <xref>sword</xref>; a <xref>dagger</xref> about 20 inches in length.
  • A slate-cutter's hammer; slate-ax.
  • To <xref>cut</xref> or <xref>slash</xref> with a sharp instrument; <xref>incise</xref>; <xref>scarify</xref>.
  • a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
  • a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
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