stone ax


Definition of stone ax

1 : a stonecutter's ax : axhammer
2 : a prehistoric stone implement similar to an ax head — compare grooved ax, hand ax, perforated ax

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History and Etymology for stone ax

Middle English stanax, stonax, from Old English stānæx, from stān stone + æx ax

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“Stone ax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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