battle axe

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Replica battleaxes (weapons)

battle axe (plural battle axes)

  1. An ancient military weapon.
  2. (heraldry) This weapon borne on arms as a mark of prowess.
  3. (UK, New Zealand, slang) A formidable or belligerent woman

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  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]