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twibill

Syllabification: twi·bill
Pronunciation: /ˈtwībil
 
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Definition of twibill in English:

noun

archaic
A double-bladed battle-ax.
Example sentences
  • Four years later, another shipment of tools went to Bethabara including a twibill, a ‘squaring’ and ‘plaining’ ax and a holdfast all worth £1.16.6.
  • A round buckler he bore and a huge twibill, which no man of the kindred could well wield save himself; and it was done both blade and shaft with knots and runes in gold; and he loved that twibill well, and called it the Wolf's Sister.
  • We have also log building tools (scriber, gouge and twibill).

Origin

Old English twibile 'ax with two cutting edges', from twi- 'double' + bill3.

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