[lo-khah-buh r; English lo-kah-ber]
- a Scottish battle-ax of the 16th century, having a tall, cleaverlike blade with a hook at its upper end.
Origin of Lochaber ax
First recorded in 1610–20; named after Lochaber, Scotland
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The Lochaber-ax is only a slight alteration of the old English bill.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland