twibill

[ twahy-bil ]
/ ˈtwaɪˌbɪl /

noun

a mattock with one arm like that of an adz and the other like that of an ax.
Archaic. a double-bladed battle-ax.

Nearby words

  1. twerp,
  2. twi,
  3. twi-,
  4. twi-night,
  5. twi-nighter,
  6. twice,
  7. twice-born,
  8. twice-laid,
  9. twice-told,
  10. twicer

Origin of twibill

before 1000; Middle English, Old English. See twi-, bill3

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British Dictionary definitions for twibill

twibill

twibil

/ (ˈtwaɪˌbɪl) /

noun

a mattock with a blade shaped like an adze at one end and like an axe at the other
archaic a double-bladed battle-axe

Word Origin for twibill

Old English, from twi- two, double + bill sword, bill ³

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