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

Derived forms: poleaxes, poleaxing

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

Encyclopedia: Poleaxe