(geology) the movement of the earth’s magnetic poles with respect to the geographic poles
[paw-luh tsk] /ˈpɔ lətsk/ noun 1. a city in N Belarus, on the Dvina River.
[pohl-der] /ˈpoʊl dər/ noun 1. a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and protected by dikes. /ˈpəʊldə; ˈpɒl-/ noun 1. a stretch of land reclaimed from the sea or a lake, esp in the Netherlands n. c.1600, from Dutch polder, from Middle Dutch polre, […]
[pohl-aks] /ˈpoʊlˌæks/ noun, plural poleaxes [pohl-ak-siz] /ˈpoʊlˌæk sɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a medieval shafted weapon with blade combining ax, hammer, and apical spike, used for fighting on foot. 2. an ax, usually with a hammer opposite the cutting edge, used in stunning and slaughtering animals. 3. an ax with both a blade and a hook, […]
[pohl-aks] /ˈpoʊlˌæks/ noun, plural poleaxes [pohl-ak-siz] /ˈpoʊlˌæk sɪz/ (Show IPA), verb (used with object), poleaxed, poleaxing. 1. . /ˈpəʊlˌæks/ noun 1. another term for battle-axe (sense 1) 2. a former naval weapon with an axe blade on one side of the handle and a spike on the other 3. an axe used by butchers to […]