Definitions

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  • n. Wildland fire fighting hand tool consisting of ax or adz head on a wooden handle. It is used to dig fireline.

Etymologies

Named for a forester, Edward Polaski, who designed the tool. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Finally I remembered that I had a polaski (axe-hoe tool) behind the seat.

    Dragging a thousand pound bull elk out whole?

  • I hauled a polaski and a shovel along with my clothes, etc.

    5.15.2009 « Photo-a-Day

  • Sundays 10pm - Midnight on WFMU 91.1 fm 90.1 fm listening on solar internet in the jungle in nicaragua, my grandfather told me that the vertical railings on the polaski skyway were spaced like that so when you looked over the bridge, they did not block the view .... has the view changed since the 70s? guitar sounds great but Zach's voice when he speaks is almost inaudible. bethany

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