Definition of pulaski in English:

pulaski

noun

US
  • A hatchet with a head that forms an axe blade on one side and an adze on the other.

    • ‘That includes new lightweight Nomex coveralls that are much lighter than usual firefighting turnout gear and a tool known as a pulaski that combines a type of pick and axe in one.’
    • ‘To do that we will have to remove irony from its privileged pulpit and have it join the choir, to take it out of our mis-set compasses and put it on the tool racks with the pulaskis and korticks.’
    • ‘Even today, the pulaski is a preferred fire-fighting tool.’

Origin

1920s: named after Edward C. Pulaski (1866–1931), the American forest ranger who designed it.

Pronunciation:

pulaski

/pʊˈlaski/