battle–ax

noun bat·tle–ax \ˈba-təl-ˌaks\
variants: or

battle–axe

\ˈba-təl-ˌaks\

Definition of battle–ax

  1. 1 :  a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war

  2. 2 :  a usually older woman who is sharp-tongued, domineering, or combative

14th Century

First Known Use of battle–ax

14th century


BATTLE–AX Defined for English Language Learners

battle–ax

noun bat·tle–ax \ˈba-təl-ˌaks\

Definition of battle–ax for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BATTLE–AX Defined for Kids

battle–ax

noun bat·tle–ax \ˈba-təl-ˌaks\
variants: or

battle–axe

\ˈba-təl-ˌaks\

Definition of battle–ax for Students

  1. :  an ax with a broad blade formerly used as a weapon


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