• WordNet 3.6
    • n broadax a large ax with a broad cutting blade
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Broadax An ancient military weapon; a battle-ax.
    • Broadax An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n broadax A battle-ax.
    • n broadax An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber. See cut under ax.
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In literature:

Makamuk swung the axe, a broadaxe for the squaring of logs.
"Lost Face" by Jack London
We shall not be obliged to hew out our material with broadaxes, nor blast it out with dynamite.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
Her yeomen forsook ploughshare and broadaxe, seized sword and musket, and rallied to the standard of Brock.
"The Story of Isaac Brock" by Walter R. Nursey
The log-bridge had been made quite flat on its upper surface with a broadaxe, and all the bark had long since worn off.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
In his younger days Davy Glinds had been a ship carpenter, and was skilled in the use of the broadaxe and the adze.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Our house was made from logs hewed flat with a broadax.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Locked doors they smashed with a broadaxe found in the small-arms chest and so entered all the rooms.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The broadaxe is seldom used now and may be omitted from our kit.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
A sailor stood by the door wiping the stained blade of his broadaxe, and I called on him to aid us.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Faith with a broadaxe, Valor and Hope with a two-handled saw, while Love dug post-holes and set up timbers?
"Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" by Edward E. Hale