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Axes (weapons)

Scope note

Cutting weapons consisting basically of a relatively heavy, flat blade fixed to a handle, wielded by either striking or throwing. For axes used for other purposes, typically having narrower blades, use "axes (tools)."

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

300036982

Broader Terms used

edged weapons

Narrower Terms used

battle-axes
tomahawks (weapons)

Equivalent Terms used

ax (weapon)
axe (weapon)

Created

12yrs ago

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