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Definition of Axe

Axe

  1. A tool or instrument of steel, or of iron with a steel edge or blade, for felling trees, chopping and splitting wood, hewing timber, etc. It is wielded by a wooden helve or handle, so fixed in a socket or eye as to be in the same plane with the blade. The broadax, or carpenter's ax, is an ax for hewing timber, made heavier than the chopping ax, and with a broader and thinner blade and a shorter handle.
  2. Alt. of Axeman

Axe Quotations

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein

If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
Lord Byron

In the movies, I kill guys with an axe. In real life, I can't control a nine-year-old girl.
Sylvester Stallone

At 'SNL,' I wrote political stuff, but I never felt the show should have an axe to grind. But when I left in '95, I could let my own beliefs out.
Al Franken
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Axe Translations

axe in Dutch is hakbijl, bijl
axe in French is hache
axe in German is Axt {f}, Beil {n}
axe in Latin is securis
axe in Portuguese is machado
axe in Spanish is hacha
axe in Swedish is yxa

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