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[pohl-aks] /ˈpoʊlˌæks/
noun, plural poleaxes
[pohl-ak-siz] /ˈpoʊlˌæk sɪz/ (Show IPA),
verb (used with object), poleaxed, poleaxing.
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poleaxe

/ˈpəʊlˌæks/
noun
1.
another term for battle-axe (sense 1)
2.
a former naval weapon with an axe blade on one side of the handle and a spike on the other
3.
an axe used by butchers to slaughter animals
verb
4.
(transitive) to hit or fell with or as if with a poleaxe
Word Origin
C14 pollax battle-axe, from poll + axe
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