Definition of Palstave

1. n. A peculiar bronze adz, used in prehistoric Europe about the middle of the bronze age.



Definition of Palstave

1. Noun. A prehistoric bronze axe. ¹

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Definition of Palstave

1. an axe from the Bronze Age [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palstave

palsey
palseys
palsgrave
palsgraves
palsgravine
palsgravines
palship
palships
palsical
palsied
palsier
palsies
palsiest
palstaff
palstaffs
palstave (current term)
palstaves
palster
palsters
palsy
palsy-walsy
palsying
palsylike
palsywort
palsyworts
palter
paltered
palterer
palterers
paltering

Literary usage of Palstave

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1. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons, and Ornaments of Great Britain and by John Evans (1881)
"The other and more common variety of the palstave form has the portion of the ... I have already made frequent use of the term palstave, and it will be well ..."

2. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities in the Museum of the Royal Irish by Royal Irish Academy Museum, William Robert Wilde (1863)
"651, a very perfect palstave celt, sharp at the angles, hammered all over ... 652, a long, narrow palstave, of bright yellow metal, and remarkable for the ..."

3. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities in the Museum of the Royal Irish by William Robert Wilde, Royal Irish Academy Museum (1863)
"RDS KAIL-CASE L contains thirty-eight celts of the palstave and socketed ... 651, a very perfect palstave celt, sharp at the angles, hammered all over the ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1904)
"As for the Irish specimen with the palstave, one of the two flat axes on it is of an uncommon flat-faced type, whicli may belong to a somewhat later period, ..."

5. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities of Stone, Earthen, and Vegetable by William Robert Wilde (1861)
"RDS RAIL-CASE L contains thirty-eight celts of the palstave and socketed ... 651, a very perfect palstave celt, sharp at the angles, hammered all over the ..."

6. Management Desk Alliance/Leicest by HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society (1896)
"Another looped palstave was found on Cockey Moor, near Bolton, in 1839, ... LOOPED palstave. and Cheshire Antiquarian Society's Transactions, vol. xii., 49, ..."

7. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society edited by Charles William Sutton (1910)
"... showing the distribution of such weapons in this part of the country, viz., Manchester Moss (looped palstave), Saddleworth (socketed celt), ..."

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