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     ( battle-axes    plural  )
The spellings battleaxe, and in American English battle-ax are also used.     
1       n-count   If you call a middle-aged or older woman a battle-axe, you mean she is very difficult and unpleasant because of her fierce and determined attitude.  
INFORMAL, disapproval   (=dragon)  
2       n-count   A battle-axe is a large axe that was used as a weapon.  

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