Complete Definition of "battle-ax"

English

Alternative spellings
battle-axe

Noun
battle-ax (plural: battle-axes)

  1. 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.

  1. colloquial A belligerent and often unattractive person, especially a woman.

#: Naturally, she deeply resented having been called a battle-ax.

Translations
weapon
Lithuanian: kovos kirvis m
Russian: боевой ÑÐ¾Ð¿Ð¾Ñ /bojevój topór/ m, ÑекиÑа /s'ekíra/ f
Swedish: stridsyxa c

belligerent woman
Swedish: drake c, rivjärn n

See also
twibill

Category:Weapons

zh:battle-ax

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