A pick, especially with one end of the head pointed and the other end with a chisel edge for cutting through roots.
verbpick·axed, pick·ax·ing, pick·ax·es
To use a pickaxe.
To use a pickaxe on.
Origin of pickaxeMiddle English picax alteration ( influenced by ax axe ) of picas from Old French picois ( from pic pick ) and from Medieval Latin pīcōsa both probably from Latin pīcus woodpecker
(third-person singular simple present pickaxes, present participle pickaxing, simple past and past participle pickaxed)
- To use a pickaxe.