ax-hammer

noun
variants: or axe-hammer

Definition of ax-hammer

: an ax having two cutting edges or one cutting edge and one hammer face and used for dressing or spalling the rougher kinds of stone

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“Ax-hammer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ax-hammer. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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