Definitions for: Poleax


[n] a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
[n] an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
[v] fell with or as if with a poleax



Webster (1913) Definition: Pole"ax`, Poleaxe Pole"axe`, n. [OE. pollax; cf. OD.
pollexe. See Poll head, and Ax.]
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.

Synonyms: poleaxe, poleaxe

See Also: ax, axe, battle-ax, battle-axe, cut down, drop, fell, strike down

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