Origin and Etymology of poleax
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of poleax in a Sentence
He went down as if he'd been poleaxed.
Recent Examples of poleax from the Web
The lack of international consensus is one of the biggest potential differences with five years ago, especially because EU sanctions on Iran specifically targeted shipping and maritime insurance, poleaxing Tehran's crude exports.
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First Known Use of poleax
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Definition of poleax for English Language Learners
: to hit and knock down (someone)
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