(heraldry) This weapon borne on arms as a mark of prowess.
(UK, New Zealand, slang) A formidable or belligerent woman.
Battle-axe Sentence Examples
The polished battle-axe was more used in Grand Canary, while stone and obsidian, roughly cut, were commoner in Teneriffe.
He accustomed himself to ride the " great horse," to tilt at the quintain, to wield the sword and battle-axe, to swim and climb, to run and leap, and to bear the weight and overcome the embarrassments of armour.
Fighting Weapons.The battle-axe has been described above with axes.
The principal weapons of the Irish soldiers were a lance, a sword and a shield; though prior to the Anglo-Norman invasion they had adopted the battle-axe from the Scandinavians.