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battleaxenoun [C]

UK (US battle-ax) uk   /ˈbæt.l̩.æks/  us   /ˈbæt̬-/

battleaxe noun [C] (WEAPON)

a large axe used as a weapon in the past

battleaxe noun [C] (WOMAN)

a frightening and unpleasant older woman with strong opinions: Our headmistress was a real old battleaxe.
Translations of “battleaxe”
in Chinese (Traditional) 武器, 戰斧,大斧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 武器, 战斧,大斧…
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