broadaxe

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broad·axe

also broad·ax  (brôd′ăks′)
n.
An axe with a wide flat head and a short handle.

broadaxe

(ˈbrɔːdˌæks)
n
(Tools) a type of axe with a large blade
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broadaxe - a large ax with a broad cutting blade
ax, axe - an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
battle-ax, battle-axe - a broadax used as a weapon
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If the traveller tell us truly, strike the savage with a broad axe and in a day or two the flesh shall unite and heal as if you struck the blow into soft pitch, and the same blow shall send the white to his grave.
Then I brought them out all my store of tools, and gave every man a digging-spade, a shovel, and a rake, for we had no barrows or ploughs; and to every separate place a pickaxe, a crow, a broad axe, and a saw; always appointing, that as often as any were broken or worn out, they should be supplied without grudging out of the general stores that I left behind.
(Billy Beartup of Griffons, a woodman by training and birth, a tenant farmer by misfortune of marriage, had laid his broad axe at her feet a month before.) "Sorry if I've committed you to another eternity."
The broad axe was used to hew one or more sides of a log into a flat surface.
We lived in a tent for three years while building our own log home, with use of horses, chainsaw and a broad axe. The actual building was done by the two of us, and was not done quickly, so we understand cold weather, no insulation, contending with hauling water, cutting firewood, and in general, living a pioneering lifestyle.
They must find it fascinating to see what can be done with just a simple froe and a broad axe! To say these stocks are stout is being kind.
CUTLINE: (1) Colin Novick, executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, holds a broad axe, used to hand hewn signs, and posts.
Brutal Legend is a third person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie, Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.