What does the word axe mean?

Usage examples for axe

  1. This morning, Mr. Hill that lives in Axe- yard was here on board with the Vice- Admiral. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. Measure the axe, measure the tree; and which goes down first? – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. The mill ceased to flow, and then the prince took an axe and cut the beautiful vine at its root. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison