sax

1
[ saks ]
/ sæks /

noun Informal.

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Origin of sax

1
by shortening

Definition for sax (2 of 3)

sax2
[ saks ]
/ sæks /

noun

a short, single-edged sword of ancient Scandinavia.

Origin of sax

2
before 900; Middle English sexe, Old English seax, sæx; cognate with Old Norse sax (Swedish, Danish sax scissors). See saw1

Definition for sax (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for sax (1 of 2)

sax1
/ (sæks) /

noun

a tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate

Word Origin for sax

Old English seax knife; related to Old Saxon sahs, Old Norse sax

British Dictionary definitions for sax (2 of 2)

sax2
/ (sæks) /

noun

informal short for saxophone
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