noun scram·a·sax \ˈskraməˌsaks\

Definition of scramasax



  1. :  a large knife used by the early Saxons and Franks as a weapon or hunting knife

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of scramasax

Late Latin scramasaxus, from (assumed) Old Frankish skramasax, from skrama- (akin to Middle High German schram gash) + sax knife (akin to Old English seax knife, short sword) — more at cream, sax

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up scramasax? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!