Simple Definition of battle–ax
: 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
1 : a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war
2 : a usually older woman who is sharp-tongued, domineering, or combative
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