Definition of "axe" []

  • Variant of ax1. (noun)
  • A hand tool with one side of its head forged and sharpened to a cutting edge, used for felling trees, splitting timber, etc (noun)

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  • Any musical instrument, esp a guitar or horn (noun)
  • To chop or trim with an axe (verb)
  • To dismiss (employees), restrict (expenditure or services), or terminate (a project) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "axe" in a sentence
  • "IV. v.218 (300,8) And where the offence is, let the great axe fall] [W: tax] _Fall_ corresponds better to _axe_."
  • "I believe that one of his most famous paintings - the rider on the hill with the curved axe, is meant to depict Kane or was inspired by Kane."
  • "Savo, a point in favour of an axe is that most training concentrates on knife defence (for close quarter work) thus an axe allows you surprise."