Definition of Pulaski in English:


Syllabification: Pu·las·ki
Pronunciation: /

noun (plural Pulaskis)

  • A tool with a head that has an ax blade on one side and an adze on the other.
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    • To do that we will have to remove irony from its privileged pulpit and have it join the choir, to take it out of our mis-set compasses and put it on the tool racks with the pulaskis and korticks.
    • That includes new lightweight Nomex coveralls that are much lighter than usual firefighting turnout gear and a tool known as a pulaski that combines a type of pick and axe in one.
    • Even today, the pulaski is a preferred fire-fighting tool.


1920s: named after Edward C. Pulaski (1866–1931), the American forest ranger who designed it.

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