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Other Poleax Definition

[n] a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
[n] an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
[v] fell with or as if with a poleax

Synonyms

poleaxe, poleaxe

Misc. Definitions

\Pole"ax`\, Poleaxe \Pole"axe`\, n. [OE. pollax; cf. OD. pollexe. See {Poll} head, and Ax.] Anciently, a kind of battle-ax with a long handle; later, an ax or hatchet with a short handle, and a head variously patterned; -- used by soldiers, and also by sailors in boarding a vessel.

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