AskDefine | Define poleax

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1 an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade [syn: poleaxe]
2 a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick [syn: poleaxe] v : fell with or as if with a poleax [syn: poleaxe]

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poleax (plural poleaxes)
  1. alternative spelling of poleaxe
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