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a pickaxe

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɪkˌæks/
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NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

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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