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battleaxe

noun [C] uk UK (US battle-ax)   /ˈbæt.l̩.æks/ us    /ˈbæt̬-/

battleaxe noun [C] (WEAPON)

a large axe used as a weapon in the pastHand weaponsHandguns and rifles

battleaxe noun [C] (WOMAN)

a frightening and unpleasant older woman with strong opinions: Our headmistress was a real old battleaxe.Unpleasant women
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