- a pick, especially a mattock.
- to cut or clear away with a pickax.
- to use a pickax.
Origin of pickax
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Examples from the Web for pickax
After that somebody took a pickax and cracked in my jaw with it.Behind the Beyond
Jack and Alfonso were supplied with a pickax, a shovel and a basket.The Slave of the Mine
They do not care to go back to the track, the pickax and the shovel.The Immigrant Tide, Its Ebb and Flow
Edward A. Steiner
He was taking a glass of ale at the 'Toad and Pickax,' and you might hear him all over the yard.
Just as the sun was setting, a man came into the gully with a pickax on his shoulder.