palstave(redirected from Palstaves)
(Archaeology) archaeol a kind of celt, usually of bronze, made to fit into a split wooden handle rather than having a socket for the handle
[C19: from Danish paalstav, from Old Norse, from páll spade + stafr staff1]
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An ancient bronze implement like an ax head, made to fit into a split wooden handle.
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