Definitions

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

  • noun An ax with a wide flat head and a short handle; a battle-ax.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A battle-ax.
  • noun An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber. See cut under ax.

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

  • noun An ancient military weapon; a battle-ax.
  • noun An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of broadaxe.

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

  • noun a large ax with a broad cutting blade

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “Just recently she bargained well for salt, honey, and a broadax.”

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  • “Just recently she bargained well for salt, honey, and a broadax.”

    The Welkening

  • “Just recently she bargained well for salt, honey, and a broadax.”

    The Welkening

  • Carpenters shaped the logs into square beams using a hand tool called a broadax.

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  • So John Gaggerty, acting on behalf of God, took a broadax and went for sinner Fordney and chopped him down, severing his head, and then he went after the scarlet woman Mrs. Trippet and chopped her down too, slaying her in the scene of her sin.

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  • September looked subdued and worried as he wiped his broadax.

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  • It still stood there, the one reminder of the days of old, the one thing left of Earth, with its great, scarred oak mantel that his father had carved out with a broadax from a massive log and had smoothed by hand with plane and draw-shave.

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  • Our house was made from logs hewed flat with a broadax.

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  • Our floor was of maple split with wedges and hewed out with a broadax.

    Old Rail Fence Corners The A. B. C's. of Minnesota History

  • A broadax was, you know, twelve or fourteen inches wide and the handle was curved a little.

    Old Rail Fence Corners The A. B. C's. of Minnesota History

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