from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A medieval poleaxe bearing resemblance to a glaive or a Lochaber ax, although the blade portion is somewhat more elongated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A weapon consisting of a blade fitted on a long handle or staff, used by the foot-soldiers of the fourteenth century and later.


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  • I shot them down and distributed their weapons -- two spears and a voulge -- to sailors who declared they knew how to use them.

    The Urth of the New Sun


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