An ax is a sharp tool for cutting wood. When you split logs, you hold the handle, swing the ax into the air, and let the blade fall on the wood.
Most axes have a long wooden handle connected to a blade made of sharpened steel. An ax is a useful tool to own if you have a wood stove or are building a campfire. You can also spell the word with an e at the end: axe. As a verb, to ax means to fire someone from a job: "He was late so many times that I finally had to ax him."
n an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
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a large ax with a broad cutting blade
Dayton ax, Dayton axe, common ax, common axe
an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side
Western ax, Western axe, double-bitted ax, double-bitted axe
an ax that has cutting edges on both sides of the head
fireman's ax, fireman's axe
an ax that has a long handle and a head with one cutting edge and a point on the other side
a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)
ice ax, ice axe, piolet
an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice
an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
a broadax used as a weapon
a short-handled hatchet with a broad blade opposite a hammerhead
a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails
a hatchet with a broad blade on one end and a hammer head of the other
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any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)