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

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of meat-ax was in 1831

Dictionary Entries Near meat-ax

Cite this Entry

“Meat-ax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meat-ax. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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