axe

Definitions of axe
  1. noun
    an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    synonyms: ax
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    broadax, broadaxe
    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
    hatchet
    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
    poleax, poleaxe
    an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
    battle-ax, battle-axe
    a broadax used as a weapon
    broad hatchet
    a short-handled hatchet with a broad blade opposite a hammerhead
    claw hatchet
    a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails
    half hatchet
    a hatchet with a broad blade on one end and a hammer head of the other
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    edge tool
    any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
  2. verb
    chop or split with an ax
    axe wood”
    synonyms: ax
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    chop, hack
    cut with a hacking tool
  3. verb
    terminate
    synonyms: ax
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    end, terminate
    bring to an end or halt
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