forest-bill

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forest-bill (plural forest-bills)

  1. (obsolete) A bill-hook used by woodsmen.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.v:
      the third brother him did sore assay, / And droue at him with all his might and maine / A forrest bill, which both his hands did straine [...].