hand axe

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hand axe

also hand·axe (hănd′ăks′)
n.
1. A short-handled axe; a hatchet.
2. A cutting or chopping tool, especially of the early Paleolithic Period, typically consisting of a stone that has been flaked on one or both sides to produce a sharp edge.
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Noun1.hand axe - a stone tool with a cutting edgehand axe - a stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
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As I did so his eyes brightened with hope; but before he could guess my intention, I stove the frail bottom through with a hand-axe, and the skiff filled to its gunwales.
For example the Stone Age hand-axe, the Acheulean biface, used by our ancestors 500,000 years ago, had been in use unchanged for more than a million years.
In the experiments, several metallic and non-metallic objects such as knife, hand-axe, gun, rubber mallet, and beauty-aid plastic bottle are captured in indoors.
Systems of knowledge and methods of assessment are not included here because they are not physical objects, but the stone hand-axe, the stirrup, and clothing dye are as much part of this book as home refrigeration, antibiotics, and digital electronics.
At the heart of this ship is laid a 250,000-year old flint hand-axe, around which this whole elaborate exhibition has been built.
I'll be carrying my re-enactment weapons - a sword, a hand-axe, and a scramasax, which is a large knife with a 17-inch blade.
THE other day I picked up a wonderfully symmetrical quartzite hand-axe on a field near to Twycross.
One authority refers to "major technical change" as a change in hand-axe construction over "a few thousand years.
Ryan Bret Elliott was 17-years-old when he stole a hand-axe and stormed round to the home of his step-father, David Jackson, who was recently estranged from Elliot's mother.
When he escaped he was seen strolling through the Cotswold village of Charfield carrying a hand-axe.