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sax

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[ saks ]
/ sæks /
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noun Informal.
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Origin of sax

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By shortening

Other definitions for sax (2 of 3)

sax2
[ saks ]
/ sæks /

noun
a short, single-edged sword of ancient Scandinavia.

Origin of sax

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

Other definitions for sax (3 of 3)

Sax.

abbreviation
Saxon.
Saxony.
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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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