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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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1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (formerly) a large broad-headed axe
2. informal an argumentative domineering woman
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|Noun||1.||battle-axe - a sharp-tongued domineering wife|
|2.||battle-axe - a broadax used as a weapon |
halberd - a pike fitted with an ax head
Lochaber ax - a battle-ax formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
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noun harridan, witch, fury, nag, scold, virago, shrew, tartar, disciplinarian, vixen, termagant, ballbreaker (slang) an old battle-axe who hasn't smiled in decades
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battle-axe[ˈbæt/əlˌæks] n (pej) she was a terrible old battle-axe → era proprio un carabiniere
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