noun bat·tle–ax \ˈba-təl-ˌaks\

: an ax with a large blade that was used as a weapon in the past

: an unpleasant older woman who speaks in an angry way and tries to control others

Full Definition of BATTLE-AX

:  a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war
:  a usually older woman who is sharp-tongued, domineering, or combative

Variants of BATTLE-AX

bat·tle–ax or bat·tle–axe \ˈba-təl-ˌaks\

First Known Use of BATTLE-AX

14th century


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