• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • broad-ax An ancient military weapon; a battle-ax.
    • broad-ax An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.
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In literature:

Nelko bore an ax, strong and broad, with blade that gleamed like burnished silver.
"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum
You couldn' kill dat man wid a broad-ax, Missy!
"The Two Vanrevels" by Booth Tarkington
It was as if the hill had been split wide open with one blow of a tremendous broad-ax.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
We tuk him to the Broad Oak, an' we thought we'd ax the neighbors over thar to-night, to talk it over.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
Choppin' ax was heavy and broad.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Notice of a stone ax, 17 inches long: 9 inches across broad end.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Before you cut the notches in the end, you take a broad ax and hew it on both sides.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
When he wakened it was broad daylight, and Cathbarr was still snoring with his ax looped about his wrist as usual.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
If made of wood, they used rough logs, split in two and roughly smoothed with a broad ax.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
But we're trimming the tree called Truth with a broad ax.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage

In news:

Emily Mombourquette stood on top of a log suspended a few inches off the ground Tuesday and methodically swung downwards with a broad-bladed ax.