tomahawk, adz, pickax, auger, poleax, keep, fold, axe, shut down, go under, single-bitted ax, termination, liquidate, dismissal, hatchet, battle-ax, close, sack, wind up, furlough, cleaver, plane, chain saw, discharge, closure, circular saw, handsaw, broadax, boot, hand ax, double-bitted ax, planer, go out of business, fail, bounce, redundancy, fretsaw, crash, mattock
punishment device (part of speech: noun)
rod, solitary confinement, birch rod, stake, rack, truncheon, jail, guillotine, cane, maiden, rope, lash, pillory, prison, thumbscrew, switch, noose, gallows, whipping post, whip, iron, block, torture chamber, bull whip, cowhide, captivity, thong, rawhide, strap, gibbet, gas chamber, scaffold, electric chair, stocks
weapon (part of speech: noun)
cutlass, cannon, ammunition, arrow, blunderbuss, battery, trigger, Sidewinder, Remington, claymore, bullet, bayonet, shell, artillery, stiletto, piece, torpedo, peashooter, howitzer, sword, rifle, flamethrower, gun, missile, firearm, knife, spear, shooter, heater, Browning, blowpipe, ordnance, bazooka, machine gun, rocket, musket, blowgun, handgun, machete, lance, weapon, broadsword, pistol, armament, revolver, bomber, repeater, saber, carbine, Colt, mortar, luger, scimitar, mace, weaponry, boomerang, muzzle, bow and arrow, Winchester, shotgun, rapier, club, dagger, bilbo, javelin
- She said somethin' about her sleepin' in the garret and ketchin' cold, but she wouldn't let me stop to ax no questions. - "The Girl at Cobhurst", Frank Richard Stockton.
- But the finest thing of all was the head- ax, a beautiful and cruel- looking weapon, the head having on one side an edge curving back toward the shaft, and on the other a point. - "The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines", Cornelis De Witt Willcox.
- Have you any questions to ax him? - "Lost in the CaÃ±on", Alfred R. Calhoun.