meat-ax

noun
\ ˈmēt-ˌaks How to pronounce meat-ax (audio) \

Definition of meat-ax

2 : an extreme or heavy-handed method of cutting or altering something

First Known Use of meat-ax

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Meat-ax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meat-ax. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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