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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Battle-ax

BAT'TLE-AX

BAT'TLE-AXE, noun An ax anciently used as a weapon of war. It has been used till of late years by the highlanders in Scotland; and is still used by the city guards in Edinburg, in quelling mobs, etc.