palstave

noun
pal·​stave
variants: or less commonly palstaff \ ˈpȯl+ˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of palstave

: a usually bronze celt designed for a split handle

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History and Etymology for palstave

Danish paalstav, from Old Norse pālstafr, a heavy missile, probably from pāll spade, hoe (from Old English pāl, from Latin pala) + stafr staff

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“Palstave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palstave. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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