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  • (Weapon) Category:Weapon An axe, used in combat as a weapon; usually large and often double-headed.
         Quotations
         *1786: Another battle-ax, in the same collection. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page x.
  • (colloquial) An unpleasant and unattractive older woman.
          Naturally, she deeply resented having been called a battle-ax.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



{ Bat"tle-ax` Bat"tle-axe` } (-ăks`), n. (Mil.) A kind of broadax formerly used as an offensive weapon.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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