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sax

2 [saks]
noun
a short, single-edged sword of ancient Scandinavia.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English sexe, Old English seax, sæx; cognate with Old Norse sax (Swedish, Danish sax scissors). See saw1

Sax.

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sax1 (sæks)
 
n
a tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate
 
[Old English seax knife; related to Old Saxon sahs, Old Norse sax]

sax2 (sæks)
 
n
informal short for saxophone

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sax
saxophone
Sax.
Saxon
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He played the clarinet and tenor sax in bands during college.
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