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Noun: poleax  'pówl,aks
Usage: US (elsewhere: poleaxe)
  1. An ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
    - poleaxe
     
  2. A battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
    - poleaxe
Verb: poleax  'pówl,aks
Usage: US (elsewhere: poleaxe)
  1. Fell with or as if with a poleax
    - poleaxe

Derived forms: poleaxes, poleaxed, poleaxing

Type of: ax [US], axe [Brit, Cdn], battle-ax [US], battle-axe, cut down, drop, fell, strike down