Entry from US English dictionary
An ax with a wide head and a short handle.
- 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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