axeblade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

axe +‎ blade

Noun[edit]

axeblade (plural axeblades)

  1. The blade of an axe; or, a blade identical to that of an axe, but not actually part of one.
    • 1904, Terrot Reaveley Glover, Studies in Virgil, reprinted as Virgil, Barnes & Noble (1969), page 198,
      This image, topped by a head as featureless as an axeblade, spoke in words condensed from scalding steam.
    • 1959, Frank Yerby, Jarrett's Jade: A Novel, Dial Press, page 19,
      James took a step forward, his dark eyes bright under that jutting hedgerow of a brow that swept across his forehead without a break even above his axeblade of a nose.
    • 2006, Hugh Cook, The Witchlord and the Weaponmaster, Lulu Press, Inc., ISBN 1411685849, page 307,
      The dwarf hacked at Sod's boot, sinking his axeblade deep into the Banker's foot.

Usage notes[edit]

  • More commonly written as two words ("axe blade"), or with a hyphen ("axe-blade").