- an ax for hewing timber.
- an ax with a broad head, used as a battle-ax.
Origin of broadax
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Examples from the Web for broadax
Our table was made of puncheons split with a wedge and hewed with a broadax.
Our floor was of maple split with wedges and hewed out with a broadax.
We had a broadax and we drove it into a block of wood and used it for an anvil.Then and Now
The joists above and below were made of logs, the upper ones squared with a broadax.History of Linn County Iowa
Luther A. Brewer
A broadax was, you know, twelve or fourteen inches wide and the handle was curved a little.