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bat·tle-axeor bat·tle-ax (băt′l-ăks′)
1. A heavy broad-headed axe formerly used as a weapon.
2. Derogatory A woman considered to be overbearing.
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or bat•tle-axe(ˈbæt lˌæks)
1. a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war.
2. Slang. an aggressive, domineering woman.
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|Noun||1.||battle-ax - a broadax used as a weapon |
halberd - a pike fitted with an ax head
Lochaber ax - a battle-ax formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
|2.||battle-ax - a sharp-tongued domineering wife|
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