pickaxe

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a pickaxe

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French picois, later alteration due to folk etymology association with pick and axe.

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Noun[edit]

pickaxe (plural pickaxes)

  1. A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle; one end of the head is pointed, the other has a chisel edge.

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pickaxe (third-person singular simple present pickaxes, present participle pickaxing, simple past and past participle pickaxed)

  1. To use a pickaxe.

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