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Is “Ax” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Ax is valid in Scrabble for 9 points

An ax is a tool for chopping wood, traditionally consisting of a heavy metal head with a sharp blade and wooden handle. For UK readers, "ax" is the US spelling of the word "axe".

Despite being a US spelling, "Ax" is acceptable to be played across all game dictionaries regardless of country. It's an excellent word to play in Scrabble as it’s short and uses the high-scoring tile “X”, bringing the overall score to 9 points.

Ax can be extended to make the words “Axe”, “Axel”, “Axis”, and “Axes” as well as many other words. Its synonyms include words such as “Hatchet”, “Cleaver”, and “Tomahawk”.

Definition of Ax


  • A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.
  • An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
  • A dismissal or rejection.


  • To fell or chop with an axe.
  • To lay off, terminate or drastically reduce, especially in a rough or ruthless manner; to cancel.


  • The axle of a wheel.


  • To furnish with an axle.


  • To request (information, or an answer to a question).
  • To put forward (a question) to be answered.
  • To interrogate or enquire of (a person).

Definition from ax by Wiktionary, used under CC BY-SA 4.0.

The word Ax played on a Scrabble board
The word “Ax” played on a Scrabble board. Credit: Scrabble Checker.

How Many Points is Ax Worth?

Ax is a 2-letter word made up of the letter tiles A: 1, X: 8. Its points breakdown is as follows:

  • With no multipliers, Ax is worth 9 points.
  • On a double-word square, Ax is worth 18 points.
  • On a triple-word square, Ax is worth 27 points.

Single Letter Extensions of “Ax”

Potential ways to expand “Ax” using a single letter include:

Words With “AX”

Words containing “AX” at the start, middle, or end include:

See our full list of words with “AX” for more suggestions.

More 2 Letter A Words

2-Letter A words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Ax:

Check out our list of all 2 letter words with A.

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Ax” in the context of Scrabble to discuss if it is valid, its points score, definition, extensions, similar words, and more.

We hope you find this information helpful for learning and discovering new words to play in Scrabble.

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Category: Scrabble Words

Last updated: 19 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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