Definition of Poleaxes

1. Noun. (plural of poleax) ¹



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Definition of Poleaxes

1. poleax [v] - See also: poleax

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poleaxes

pole jumper
pole jumping
pole ligation
pole position
pole positions
pole star
pole stars
pole vault
pole vaulter
pole vaulting
polearm
polearms
poleax
poleaxe
poleaxed
poleaxes (current term)
poleaxing
polecat
polecat weed
polecats
poled
poledavies
poledavy
polehole
poleis
poleless
polelike
polemarch
polemarches
polemic

Literary usage of Poleaxes

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1. The History of Hampton Court Palace by Ernest Philip Alphonse Law (1890)
"... Garden—Fond of Hunting—His Progresses to Westminster Hall—His Attendants on Horseback—The Pillars and poleaxes—The Crosses—The Great Seal—His Red Hat. ..."

2. The Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: With 22 Plates & a Life of the by Daniel Defoe, Henry Stebbing, Alfred Sweeting, Henry Corbould, Charles Rolls, Scott, Webster and Geary (1838)
"Some of them had broad cutlasses, some of them hangers ; and the boatswain, and two more, had poleaxes: besides all which, they had among them thirteen ..."

3. The Reign of Henry VIII from His Accession to the Death of Wolsey by John Sherren Brewer, James Gairdner (1884)
"Now and then some Puritan would start up and inveigh against the immorality of poleaxes and the profane- ness of scarlet cloth, as the livery "of the whore ..."

4. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"Edw. VI., has, among the Tower stores, " Short poleaxes plain, 100 : two-hand pole- axes, 4: poleaxes with ..."

5. Life of Cardinal Wolsey by John Galt (1846)
"They have uhu pillars and poleaxes, and other ceremonies, which no doubt he hut trifles and things of nought. I pray you what is the cause thnt you call ..."

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