or broad·axe

[ brawd-aks ]

noun,plural broad·ax·es [brawd-ak-siz]. /ˈbrɔdˌæk sɪz/.
  1. an ax for hewing timber.

  2. an ax with a broad head, used as a battle-ax.

Origin of broadax

before 1000; Middle English brodax,Old English brādæx.See broad, ax

Words Nearby broadax Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use broadax in a sentence

  • A broadax was, you know, twelve or fourteen inches wide and the handle was curved a little.

  • We had a broadax and we drove it into a block of wood and used it for an anvil.

    Then and Now | Robert Vaughn
  • The joists above and below were made of logs, the upper ones squared with a broadax.

    History of Linn County Iowa | Luther A. Brewer
  • 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.