Meaning of battle-ax

bat•tle-ax

Pronunciation: (bat'l-aks"), [key]
— n.
  1. a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war.
  2. a domineering, aggressive, sharp-tempered person, esp. a woman.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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