Meaning of poleax
Pronunciation: (pōl'aks"), [key]
— n., pl. v., -ax•es -axed, -ax•ing.
- a medieval shafted weapon with blade combining ax, hammer, and apical spike, used for fighting on foot.
- an ax, usually with a hammer opposite the cutting edge, used in stunning and slaughtering animals.
- an ax with both a blade and a hook, formerly used in naval warfare to assist sailors in boarding vessels.
- to strike down or kill with or as if with a poleax.
- poleax (Thesaurus)