curtal ax

noun

cur·​tal ax ˈkər-tᵊl- How to pronounce curtal ax (audio)
variants or curtle ax
archaic

Word History

Etymology

modification of Middle French coutelas

First Known Use

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curtal ax was circa 1580

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Cite this Entry

“Curtal ax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtal%20ax. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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