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ice pick

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noun
  1. a sharp-pointed tool for chipping or cutting ice.

Origin of ice pick

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for ice pick

Historical Examples

  • To Bella, the maid, who appears at the door in answer to his ring: "The ice-pick, please."

    Evening Dress

    W. D. Howells

  • An ice-pick from the butler's pantry had been used to force it.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square

    Melville Davisson Post

  • Look, Jawn dear, an' see if there's an ice-pick undher me chair.

  • He seated himself and began a struggle to unwire the same with an ice-pick.

  • Presently he found a board that looked inviting and he managed to get the ice-pick in the crack beside it.

    The Putnam Hall Encampment

    Arthur M. Winfield


British Dictionary definitions for ice pick

ice pick

noun
  1. a pointed tool used for breaking ice
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