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Pulaski

[puh-las-kee] /pəˈlæs ki/
noun
1.
Count Casimir
[kaz-uh-meer] /ˈkæz əˌmɪər/ (Show IPA),
1748–79, Polish patriot; general in the American Revolutionary army.
2.
a town in SW Virginia.
3.
Fort. Fort Pulaski.

Pulaski

[puh-las-kee] /pəˈlæs ki/
noun
1.
a double-edged hand tool having an ax blade on one side and a pickax or wide chisel on the opposite side, used especially in clearing land and removing tree stumps.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; after Edward C. Pulaski (1866-1931), U.S. forest ranger, its inventor
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