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pole·ax [or] pole·axe

poleax [or] poleaxe

 
pronunciation:
pol aeks
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long-handled weapon combining ax, hammer, and spearpoint, used in battle in the Middle Ages.
definition 2: a combined hammer and ax used to slaughter cattle.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: poleaxes, poleaxing, poleaxed
definition: to attack, hit, or slaughter with or as if with a poleax.