Definition of battleax noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    battleax

     noun
    (also battleaxe)noun
    NAmE//ˈbæt̮lˌæks//
     
     
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  1. 1(informal) (disapproving) an aggressive and unpleasant older woman My landlady is an old battleax and has far too many house rules.
  2. 2a heavy ax with a long handle, used in the past as a weapon