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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

I started a novel back in high school. It wasn't very good. It was the opposite of good. The writing itself wasn't too bad, and the characters were interesting. But the story was a mess, and it was full of fantasy cliches. Dwarf with an axe. Barbarian warrior. I don't ever think I'd bother finishing that. It's just not worth my time.
Patrick Rothfuss

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

About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
Edsger Dijkstra
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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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