broadax

broadax
/brawd"aks'/, n., pl. broadaxes /-ak'siz/.
1. an ax for hewing timber.
2. an ax with a broad head, used as a battle-ax.
Also, broadaxe.
[bef. 1000; ME brodax, OE bradaex. See BROAD, AX]

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