noun (plural: battle-axes)
- An axe, used in combat as a weapon; usually large and often double-headed.
- 1786: Another , in the same collection. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page x.
- (colloquial) A belligerent and often unattractive person, especially a woman.
- Naturally, she deeply resented having been called a .
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