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  • n. A lightweight medieval throwing-axe

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See whirlbat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of club or cudgel, so called because whirled around the head. It does not appear that such a weapon was thrown.
  • n. A bat or club with a broad curved end used in one form of the game of hurling.


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