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A small ax with a short handle, for use with one hand: often the part of the head opposite the cutting edge is shaped like the striking portion of a hammerhead
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  1. A small ax with a short handle, for use with one hand: often the part of the head opposite the cutting edge is shaped like the striking portion of a hammerhead
  2. Tomahawk
(Chiefly US) Alternative spelling of adze.
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  1. (Chiefly US) Alternative spelling of adze.
  2. An axlike tool for trimming and smoothing wood, etc., with a curved blade at right angles to the handle
A tool for loosening the soil, digging up and cutting roots, etc.: it is like a pickax but has a flat, adz-shaped blade on one or both sides
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  1. A tool for loosening the soil, digging up and cutting roots, etc.: it is like a pickax but has a flat, adz-shaped blade on one or both sides
  2. A digging tool with a flat blade set at right angles to the handle.
A similar implement or weapon.
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  1. A similar implement or weapon.
  2. A light ax, typically having a stone or bone head, used by North American Indians as a tool and a weapon
A heavy broad-headed ax formerly used as a weapon.
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  1. A heavy broad-headed ax formerly used as a weapon.
  2. A heavy ax with a wide blade, formerly used as a weapon of war
  3. (Slang) A woman who is harsh, domineering, etc.
Any ax with a spike, hook, or hammer opposite the blade
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  1. Any ax with a spike, hook, or hammer opposite the blade
  2. A medieval battle-ax consisting of a long shaft ending in an ax or a combination of an ax, hammer, and pick.
  3. An ax having a hammer face opposite the blade, used to slaughter cattle.
Alternative spelling of pickaxe.
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  1. Alternative spelling of pickaxe.
  2. A pick, especially with one end of the head pointed and the other end with a chisel edge for cutting through roots.
A bifacial stone tool flaked to produce a straight, sharp, relatively wide edge at one end. Cleavers are early core tools associated primarily with the Acheulian tool culture.
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  1. A bifacial stone tool flaked to produce a straight, sharp, relatively wide edge at one end. Cleavers are early core tools associated primarily with the Acheulian tool culture.
  2. A heavy, broad-bladed knife or hatchet used especially by butchers.
Alternative spelling of broadaxe.
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  1. Alternative spelling of broadaxe.
  2. An ax with a broad blade, used as a weapon or for hewing timber
  3. An ax with a wide flat head and a short handle; a battle-ax.
A stone tool of the Paleolithic period rounded at one end for grasping and flaked to a point at the other end
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  1. A stone tool of the Paleolithic period rounded at one end for grasping and flaked to a point at the other end
  2. A cutting or chopping tool, especially of the Lower Paleolithic Period, typically consisting of a piece of flint or other coarse stone that has been flaked on both sides to produce a sharp edge running all around the perimeter. Hand axes are core tools (produced from a found stone rather than from a processed flake) and have been found in several basic, often pointed shapes, including oval, triangular, and cordate (heart-shaped). The most common Paleolithic tool, they are especially associated with the Acheulian and some Mousterian tool cultures.
  3. A short-handled ax; a hatchet.
Something that is discharged, released, emitted, or excreted:
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  1. Something that is discharged, released, emitted, or excreted:
  2. A substance or material that is released, emitted, or excreted, especially from the body.
  3. A flowing out or pouring forth; emission; secretion:
An order or notice of discharge.
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  1. An order or notice of discharge.
  2. ​Deprivation of office; the fact or process of being fired from employment or stripped of rank.
  3. The termination of a legal proceeding by the judge, before a trial or hearing, typically on the grant of a motion to dismiss by the adverse party, or because the claimant failed to proceed with the action or comply with an order of the court, or because the claimant has agreed to end the proceeding.
A result; an outcome.
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  1. A result; an outcome.
  2. An end of something in space; a limit or edge.
  3. The end of something in space or time; limit, bound, conclusion, or finish
A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.
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  1. A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.
  2. A durable covering for the foot and part or much of the leg, usually made of leather, fabric, plastic, or rubber.
  3. Denver boot
The capacity to rebound; spring:
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  1. The capacity to rebound; spring:
  2. Capacity for bouncing; resilience
  3. A sudden bound or upward movement:
A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk.
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  1. A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk.
  2. (Slang) Dismissal from a job; discharge
  3. (Informal) A bed, mattress, or sleeping bag:
To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
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  1. To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
  2. To dismiss, esp. in dishonor, from a position of command, trust, etc.
  3. (Now rare) To dismiss (someone, especially military personnel) from service.
To release (a soldier, jury, etc.) from duty
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  1. To release (a soldier, jury, etc.) from duty
  2. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  3. To release the charge of (a gun); fire
(Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
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  1. (Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
  2. To send away; cause or allow to leave
  3. To direct or allow to leave:
To move down with a current of water or air
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  1. To move down with a current of water or air
  2. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
  3. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
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  1. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
  2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  3. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
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  1. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
  2. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in :
  3. To dismiss from employment; fire
To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
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  1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  2. To become ignited; flame up:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
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  1. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
  2. (Computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
  3. (Comput.) To start (a computer) and prepare for use by loading automatically (the operating system) into memory, as from a disk
To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
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  1. To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
  2. To present or propose for comment or approval. Often used with off:
  3. To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
To put an end or stop to:
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  1. To put an end or stop to:
  2. Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
  3. Used to indicate possibility or probability:
(Slang) To discharge from employment:
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  1. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  2. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
  3. (Slang) To dismiss (a person) from a job; discharge
Find another word for ax. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ax, like: hatchet, adz, mattock, tomahawk, battle-ax, poleax, pickax, cleaver, broadax, hand ax and single-bitted ax.