(slang, music) A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.
(finance) A directional position or interest, by a dealer in a financial market - if one wishes to unload stock, one is “axed to sell" or “has an axe". Derived from “have an axe to grind", which is also used.
From Middle English, from Old English Ã¦x, from Proto-Germanic*akwisÄ«, probably from a Proto-Indo-European*hâ‚‚egÊ·s-ihâ‚‚- (“axe"), from *hâ‚‚eá¸±- (“sharp, pointed"). Compare German Axt, Danish Ã¸kse, Icelandic Ã¶xi, and also Latin acsia.
Axe Sentence Examples
A moment later, he dropped the axe and ran.
She gripped the handle of the axe more tightly, hands clammy.
He hefted an axe.
Sometimes a rambler in the wood was attracted by the sound of my axe, and we chatted pleasantly over the chips which I had made.
The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye; but I returned it sharper than I received it.