Definitions

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  • n. A prehistoric bronze axe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A peculiar bronze adz, used in prehistoric Europe about the middle of the bronze age.

Etymologies

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Danish paalstav.

Examples

  • There is one palstave, with double loops, in the National Collection; and another was found in Ireland at Ballincollig, County Cork, and is in the Evans collection.

    The Bronze Age in Ireland

  • The side flanges and palstave-form developed naturally from this.

    The Bronze Age in Ireland

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