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bat·tle-axe

or bat·tle-ax (băt′l-ăks′)
n.
1. A heavy broad-headed axe formerly used as a weapon.
2. Derogatory A woman considered to be overbearing.

battle-axe

n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (formerly) a large broad-headed axe
2. informal an argumentative domineering woman
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battle-axe - a sharp-tongued domineering wifebattle-axe - a sharp-tongued domineering wife  
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
2.battle-axe - a broadax used as a weaponbattle-axe - a broadax used as a weapon    
broadax, broadaxe - a large ax with a broad cutting blade
halberd - a pike fitted with an ax head
Lochaber ax - a battle-ax formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
poleax, poleaxe - a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick

battle-axe

noun harridan, witch, fury, nag, scold, virago, shrew, tartar, disciplinarian, vixen, termagant, ballbreaker (slang) an old battle-axe who hasn't smiled in decades

battle-ax

or battle-axe
noun
Informal. A person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes:
Translations

battle-axe

battle-ax (US) [ˈbætlæks] N
1. (= weapon) → hacha f de guerra
2. (= woman) → arpía f

battle-axe

[ˈbætlˌæks] n (pej) she was a terrible old battle-axeera proprio un carabiniere
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