battle-axe battle-axe

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sharp-tongued domineering wife
  2. (n) a broadax used as a weapon

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As the Scottish host stared stupefied, Bruce lightly eluded the lance and then brought his battle-axe down with such force that the English knight was split from skull to saddle.
  2. Clare Fames is an admirable foil as Lady Macbeth, sharp and thrusting as a dagger against Hackett's tremendous battle-axe personality.

Quotes

  • The Toronto-sprung sidekick to Jon Stewart tells the magazine: "I'm going to be the old battle-axe. They may have to pry my cold dead hands off the microphone."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Jon Stewart Source: National Post

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