from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A heavy broad-headed ax formerly used as a weapon.
  • noun Slang A woman considered to be overbearing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ax used as a weapon of war.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil.) A kind of broadax formerly used as an offensive weapon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An axe, used in combat as a weapon; usually large and often double-headed.
  • noun informal A belligerent and often unattractive person, especially a woman.

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

  • noun a broadax used as a weapon
  • noun a sharp-tongued domineering wife


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