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hand axealso hand·axe (hănd′ăks′)
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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1. (Tools) a small axe with a short handle
2. (Tools) a tool from the Paleolithic era that took the form of a sharpened stone that was used for cutting
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