from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short-handled ax; a hatchet.
  • n. A cutting or chopping tool, especially of the early Paleolithic Period, typically consisting of a stone that has been flaked on one or both sides to produce a sharp edge.

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

  • n. a stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping


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