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ice ax

noun
1.
a mountaineering tool combining an adzlike blade and a pick on the head of a long wooden handle, with a spike on the end, used for cutting into ice and for support on icy surfaces.
Origin of ice ax
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • I gave him the ice ax, and started to the ascent of the remaining cliff.

    The Mountain that was 'God' John H. Williams
  • Bower brushed past, and the guide stooped to recover his ice ax.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • “In addition to my boots, therefore, I am indebted to you for a special brand of ice ax,” she cried.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy

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