pickax

or pick·axe

[pik-aks]
verb (used with object), pick·axed, pick·ax·ing.
  1. to cut or clear away with a pickax.
verb (used without object), pick·axed, pick·ax·ing.
  1. to use a pickax.

Origin of pickax

1275–1325; pick2 + ax; replacing Middle English picois < Middle French, Old French; akin to French pic pick2. See pique1
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