Definition of Pulaski in English:



  • A tool with a head that has an ax blade on one side and an adze on the other.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


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