Pickax meaning

pĭkăks
A pick, especially with one end of the head pointed and the other end with a chisel edge for cutting through roots.
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To use a pickax.
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To use a pickax on.
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A pick with a point at one end of the head and a chisel-like edge at the other.
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To use a pickax (on)
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Alternative spelling of pickaxe.
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Alternative spelling of pickaxe.
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Origin of pickax

  • Middle English picax alteration (influenced by ax ax) of picas from Old French picois (from pic pick) and from Medieval Latin pīcōsa both probably from Latin pīcus woodpecker

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition