There are 2 definitions of sax in English:

sax1

Syllabification: sax
Pronunciation: /saks
 
/

noun

informal
A saxophone.
More example sentences
  • Over the years, he has become adept on alto and soprano saxes, value trombone, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, cornet, and various clarinets.
  • His exquisite phrasing is heard frequently on 16-or 32-bar alto sax solos, and occasionally on trumpet and clarinet.
  • The song bolts out with an anticipatory, pulsing rhythm under a soprano sax solo.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation.

Derivatives

saxist

noun
More example sentences
  • Our erstwhile ska hardliners are now essentially a four-piece, with saxist Lorraine front and centre handling vocal duty.
  • And he also fell under the sway of Crouch, as well as the alto saxist Arthur Blythe and, a bit later, David Murray, who played tenor sax and bass clarinet.
  • B.J., Andy, and Joe would play their guitars, Alex would be our saxist, Chelsea would be the keyboardist, and you and I would be the lead singers.

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(also zax /zaks/)

noun

A small axe used for cutting roof slates, with a point for making nail holes.

Origin

Old English seax 'knife', of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root meaning 'cut'.

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