"poleaxe" Definition

  1. n. Anciently, a kind of battle-ax with a long handle; later, an ax or hatchet with a short handle, and a head variously patterned; -- used by soldiers, and also by sailors in boarding a vessel.

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Position in dictionary: 75820 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "poleaxe": 1
Words that end with "poleaxe": 1
Words that contain "poleaxe": 1
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