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sax1

[saks] /sæks/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
by shortening

Saxe

[saks] /saks/
noun
1.
Comte Hermann Maurice de
[er-man maw-rees duh] /ɛrˈman mɔˈris də/ (Show IPA),
1696–1750, French military leader: marshal of France 1744.
2.
French name of Saxony.

sax2

[saks] /sæks/
noun
1.
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
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British Dictionary definitions for saxes

sax1

/sæks/
noun
1.
a tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate
Word Origin
Old English seax knife; related to Old Saxon sahs, Old Norse sax

sax2

/sæks/
noun
1.
(informal) short for saxophone

Saxe1

/saks/
noun
1.
the French name for Saxony

Saxe2

/French saks/
noun
1.
Hermann Maurice (ɛrman mɔris), comte de Saxe. 1696–1750, French marshal born in Saxony: he distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48)
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Word Origin and History for saxes

sax

n.

1923, colloquial shortening of saxophone.

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Slang definitions & phrases for saxes

sax

modifier

: a sax virtuoso

noun

A saxophone (1923+)


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Related Abbreviations for saxes

sax

saxophone
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