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palstave

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Danish paalstav, from Old Norse pálstavr, from páll "hoe" (compare with Latin...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Palstave

a type of early bronze axe. It was common in the mid Bronze Age in north, western and south-western Europe. In the technical sense, although precise definitions differ, an axe is generally deemed to be a palstave if it's hafted by means of a forked... (45 of 203 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

palstave [archaeology]

a kind of celt, usually of bronze, made to fit into a split wooden handle rather than having a socket for the handle (23 of 235 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/palstave

Oxford Dictionary:

palstave

Entry from World dictionary | [archaeology] | a type of chisel, typically made of bronze, which is shaped to fit into a split handle rather than ... (24 of 69 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/palstave

palstave [archaeology]

a type of chisel, typically made of bronze, which is shaped to fit into a split handle rather than having a socket for the handle (25 of 52 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/palstave

Random House Dictionary:

palstave [archaeology] | palstaff

a bronze celt fitted into a split wooden handle. (9 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/palstave

Wiktionary:

palstave | palstaves [plural]

A prehistoric bronze axe. (4 of 5 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/palstave

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

palstave

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Danish paalstav, from Old Norse pálstavr, from páll "hoe" (compare with Latin palus "stake") + stafr "staff"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/palstave

Collins Dictionary:

palstave [archaeology]

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Danish paalstav, from Old Norse, from páll spade + stafrstaff1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/palstave

Wiktionary:

palstave | palstaves [plural]

Origin: Danish paalstav.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/palstave

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

palstave [archaeology]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "palstave"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/palstave

the Free Dictionary:

palstave

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "palstave"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "palstave"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/palstave

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