from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See poleax.

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

  • noun obsolete A poleax.

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

  • noun Obsolete form of poleaxe.


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  • I started reading the first quarto of _Hamlet_, sucking the juices out of every u/v and extra e and the handwritten annotation 'Polack' against _pollax_... until I remembered I had far more urgent things to do and mustn't get out the folio text to compare. SHAKESPEARE QUARTOS ONLINE.

  • And in conclusion, as king Richard trauersed his ground, from one side of the chamber to an other, [Sidenote: K. Richard murthered.] & comming by the chaire, where sir Piers stood, he was felled with a stroke of a pollax which sir Piers gaue him upon the head, and therewith rid him out of life, without giuing him respit once to call to God for mercie of his passed offenses.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV


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