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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval antiquity: A two-edged or two-pointed weapon, especially a sort of pick having one short point and one blunt or four-pointed head; a variety of the martel-de-fer (which see).
  • n. A carpenter's tool with perhaps an ax-blade on one side and an adz-blade on the other.


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