poleaxe

poleaxe

[pohl-aks] .
noun, plural poleaxes [pohl-ak-siz] , verb (used with object), poleaxed, poleaxing.
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poleaxe or (US) poleax (ˈpəʊlˌæks)
 
n
1.  another term for battle-axe
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
 
vb
4.  (tr) to hit or fell with or as if with a poleaxe
 
[C14 pollax battle-axe, from poll + axe]
 
poleax or (US) poleax
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14 pollax battle-axe, from poll + axe]

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