Ajax

noun
\ˈā-ˌjaks \

Definition of Ajax 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a Greek hero in the Trojan War who kills himself because the armor of Achilles is awarded to Odysseus

2 : a fleet-footed Greek hero in the Trojan War

Ajax

geographical name
\ˈā-ˌjaks \

Definition of Ajax (Entry 2 of 2)

town on Lake Erie in southeastern Ontario, Canada population 109,600

First Known Use of Ajax

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Ajax

Noun

Latin, from Greek Aias

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