poleaxe

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poleaxe (plural poleaxes)

  1. an ax having both a blade and a hammer face; used to slaughter cattle
  2. a long-handled battle-ax, being a combination of ax, hammer and pike

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poleaxe (third-person singular simple present poleaxes, present participle poleaxing, simple past and past participle poleaxed)

  1. (transitive) to fell someone with, or as if with, a poleaxe