Definition of broadax in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrôdaks/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also broadaxe)


An ax with a wide head and a short handle.
Example sentences
  • With broadaxes, adzes, and other tools of days gone by, crews continuously repair the park's buildings.
  • If you use a broadax, hew the log face perpendicular to the ground rather than parallel, as shown here.
  • The main tools were cross-cut saws, handsaws, broadaxes, axes, spokeknives, and pocketknives.

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Syllabification: broad·ax

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