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- a small ax for use with one hand; hatchet
- a stone tool of the Paleolithic period rounded at one end for grasping and flaked to a point at the other end
- A short-handled ax; a hatchet.
- A cutting or chopping tool, especially of the early Paleolithic Period, typically consisting of a stone that has been flaked on one or both sides to produce a sharp edge.