Definition of Handaxes

1. handax [n] - See also: handax

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handaxes

hand to mouth
hand tool
hand tools
hand towel
hand truck
hand trucks
hand trunk
hand trunks
hand waving
hand wavy
hand wear
hand wringing
hand wringings
handaxes (current term)
handbags at dawn
handball court

Literary usage of Handaxes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"Not only choppers and bifaces (handaxes and cleavers) are the main typological traits ... Among other tool types some of the older types, like handaxes, ..."

2. Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece 1 by James Wiseman (2003)
"The question of the co-occurrence, here and much farther afield, of flake tool industries and industries with handaxes has still not been satisfactorily ..."

3. The Neolithic and Bronze Ages by Sara Anderson Immerwahr (1971)
"Both 222 and 223 are examples of polished stone handaxes without any boring for a handle, ... Such handaxes continued into the Early Bronze Age: cf. ..."

4. A Text-book on Field Fortification by Gustave Joseph Fiebeger (1913)
"Each company has portable handaxes for cutting the stakes and measuring rods employed in laying out the work. The regimental wagon carries 6 hatchets, ..."

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