ice axe

noun

a light axe used by mountaineers for cutting footholds in snow or ice, to provide an anchor point, or to control a slide on snow; it has a spiked tip and a head consisting of a pick and an adze

Nearby words

  1. ice age,
  2. ice ages,
  3. ice anchor,
  4. ice apron,
  5. ice ax,
  6. ice bag,
  7. ice barrier,
  8. ice beer,
  9. ice blacks,
  10. ice block

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