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Definition of "billhook" []

  • An implement with a curved blade attached to a handle, used especially for clearing brush and for rough pruning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "billhook" in a sentence
  • "Four sturdy countrymen in homespun came striding confidently, two with bows strung and slung ready for action, one shouldering a billhook, and the fourth a long, handled pikel."
  • "If I jabbed at him with the billhook, I might just touch him."
  • "The priest dropped the billhook and freed his left arm from the cloak and took a swipe at me openhanded, caught me on my shoulder."