battle-axe, noun

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A weapon traditionally carried by African men, usually having a triangular blade.
1841 B. Shaw Memorials 49Their weapons are the keerie, battle-axe, and assagai; which last differs somewhat from that of the Bechuanas and Kaffirs.
1991 [see Maclennan quot. at Natal code Natal sense a].
A weapon traditionally carried by African men, usually having a triangular blade.

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