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English noun: poleaxe

1. poleaxe (artifact) an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade


Broader (hypernym)ax, axe

2. poleaxe (artifact) a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick


Broader (hypernym)battle-ax, battle-axe

English verb: poleaxe

1. poleaxe (contact) fell with or as if with a poleax

ExamplesThey poleaxe the trees


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cut down, drop, fell, strike down

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