- An axe having a hammer face opposite the blade, used to slaughter cattle.
- A medieval battle-axe consisting of a long shaft ending in an axe or a combination of an axe, hammer, and pick.
transitive verbpole·axed, pole·ax·ing, pole·ax·es
Origin of poleaxeMiddle English alteration ( influenced by pole long piece of wood ) of pollax poll head ; see poll . ax axe ; see axe .