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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