poleax

Definitions of poleax
  1. noun
    an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
    synonyms: poleaxe
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    type of:
    ax, axe
    an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
  2. noun
    a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
    synonyms: poleaxe
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    type of:
    battle-ax, battle-axe
    a broadax used as a weapon
  3. verb
    fell with or as if with a poleax
    synonyms: poleaxe
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    type of:
    cut down, drop, fell, strike down
    cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
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