A man playing a sax.
An example of a sax is the instrument played by former U.S. President Clinton.
- A slate-cutter's hammer; slate-ax.
(third-person singular simple present saxes, present participle saxing, simple past and past participle saxed)
From Middle English sax, sex, from Old English seax (“a knife, hip-knife, an instrument for cutting, a short sword, dirk, dagger"), from Proto-Germanic *sahsÄ… (“rock, knife"), from Proto-Indo-European *sÃk-, *sek-, *sÄ“yk- (“to cut"). Cognate with North Frisian sax (“knife, sword"), Middle Dutch sas (“knife"), Middle Low German sax (“knife"), Middle High German sahs (“a knife"), Danish and Swedish sax (“a pair of scissors"), Icelandic sax (“a short heavy sword"), Latin secÅ (“cut"). See also Saxon, saw.
- Short form of saxophone.
sax - Computer Definition
(Simple API for XML) A programming interface (API) for accessing the contents of an XML document. SAX does not provide a random access lookup to the document's contents. It scans the document sequentially and presents each item to the application only one time. If the application does not save the data, it is no longer available. In contrast, the Document Object Model (DOM) converts the document's contents into a node tree that can be traversed back and forth via the programming interface (API). Both SAX and DOM are popular APIs for manipulating XML documents. See DOM and SOX.