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Definition of "battle-ax" [bat•tle-ax]

  • A heavy broad-headed ax formerly used as a weapon. (noun)
  • Slang A woman held to be antagonistic or overbearing. (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 "battle-ax" in a sentence
  • "A guard stood before each, leaning on the shaft of an inverted battle-ax, but they stepped aside when they saw Tattersall approach."
  • "The rest of the wayward thought vanished as the creature lunged forward, its battle-ax leading the charge."
  • "The creature kept coming, its oversized battle-ax a blur as it twirled the weapon in its hands."