English version

axe in Tools topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaxeaxe1 (also ax American English) /æks/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 axe.jpg TZa tool with a heavy metal blade on the end of a long handle, used to cut down trees or split pieces of wood → pickaxe2 → the axe3 → the axe4 → have an axe to grind
Examples from the Corpus
axe• Her brother Arijs was an axe murderer.• Attractive young women fanned him as he simultaneously read, wrote, waved an axe and held a flower aloft.• In Crete, we also find the double axe engraved on stalactite columns in caves.• Suppose now that we wish to search the database for axes similar in shape to some given axe.• The strong hand of Skeggi, still half-laid on his axe.• A dozen men and women clad in furs were polishing axes and broadswords monotonously, mindlessly.• When they returned each carried a handful of small axes.