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