Definition of Battle-axe
1. Noun. A sharp-tongued domineering wife.
2. Noun. A broadax used as a weapon.
Generic synonyms: Broadax, Broadaxe
Group relationships: Halberd
Specialized synonyms: Lochaber Ax, Poleax, Poleaxe
Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle-axe
Literary usage of Battle-axe
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Herodotus: A New English Version, Ed. with Copious Notes and by Herodotus (1862)
"It has been taken for я battle-axe, a bill-hook, and a short curved sword or ... 64) seems to point to the battle-axe, which is called »кг ш Armenian. ..."
2. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"... and the total length of the battle-axe may have been from three to four feet. In some battle-axes, the handles were very short t, scarcely exceeding the ..."