A small hatchet used in European armies in cutting wood for bavin and other military purposes. Sometimes also used to refer to the bill, a weapon.
Related term(s): Bill; Glaive; War Scythe; Halberd; Gisarme; Polearm
Category: Military - General
Last modified: 10.07.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 60.