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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Battle-ax \Bat"tle-ax`\ Battle-axe \Bat"tle-axe`\(-[a^]ks`), n.
     A kind of broadax formerly used as an offensive weapon.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: a sharp-tongued domineering wife [syn: {battle-ax}]
       2: a broadax used as a weapon [syn: {battle-ax}]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     a mallet or heavy war-club. Applied metaphorically (Jer. 51:20)
     to Cyrus, God's instrument in destroying Babylon.

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