Lochaber ax

noun Loch·aber ax \läḵˈ|äbə(r)-, läˈk|, |abə(r)-\

Definition of Lochaber ax

  1. :  a weapon formerly used by Scottish Highlanders consisting of a pole with a long ax head often provided with a hook at its end

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Origin and Etymology of lochaber ax

from Lochaber, district in Scotland


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