Definitions

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  • n. A large axe, with a broad blade, once used as a weapon and also used for hewing timber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large ax with a broad cutting blade

Etymologies

broad +‎ axe (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But it does demonstrate the need to take on that task with a scalpel and not a broadaxe.

    Scott Lilly: Draconian but Expensive: Boehner's Poorly Considered 'Pledge' Is Likely to Increase the Deficit

  • Makamuk swung the axe, a broadaxe for the squaring of logs.

    Lost Face

  • Dimitri Pavlovich, obedient to Matfei's request that he put aside his anger, was trying to teach Ivan how to absorb a broadaxe blow with his shield and twist the weapon out of the enemy's hands.

    Enchantment

  • If Matfei hadn't been king, he wouldn't be standing here now in the practice yard of the fortress, watching this long-limbed stranger make an ass of himself with sword and broadaxe alike, knowing that he was appointed by some cruel fate -- or merciless enemy -- to be the father of Matfei's grandchildren and the leader of his people in war.

    Enchantment

  • The end was chipped square as neatly as a skilled man could have done with a broadaxe and unlimited time, but Sharina had seen the Archai use no tools save their own forelimbs.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The legionnaires dropped pike and sword, shield and broadaxe, and fled before the reckless barbarians, the fleet Plainsmen.

    The Dark Queen

  • By midmorning they had a pitted sword, a battered broadaxe called Galeanor, the Axe of the Just, and one real finda twice-mended lance.

    The Dragons of Krynn

  • A broadaxe de - scended and crunched into the ground, barely missing both of them, and Wingover's hold slipped.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • The broadaxe, jarred free, skidded down the slope ahead of them and came to rest on the trail.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • Men were clinging to all parts of the broadsides, already raised, with broadaxe in one hand and pins in the other, and walking along timbers that quivered on the pike-poles of those beneath, or hanging with their breast over a timber, to enter the end of a beam or girth.

    BUILDING THE TIMBER FRAME HOUSE

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