Origin of battle-ax
Examples from the Web for battle-axe
At last, taking his battle-axe in both hands, he gave Colbrand such a blow that his sword dropped to the ground.
Smith received such a blow that he lost his battle-axe, whereat the Turks on the ramparts set up a great shout.Captain John Smith|Charles Dudley Warner
One held his battle-axe firmly griped—the other shifted his from hand to hand.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
Only once do we hear of a battle-axe of bronze; and the dirk, sometimes of iron, is never said to be used in battle.The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
A man may protect himself with his sword and battle-axe, and need never stray.Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy|Charles Major