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battle-ax

or bat·tle-axe

[ bat-l-aks ]
/ ˈbæt lˌæks /
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noun

a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war.
Slang. a domineering, aggressive, sharp-tempered person, especially a woman.

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Origin of battle-ax

1350–1400; Middle English batelax
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