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pickax

or pick路axe

[ pik-aks ]
/ 藞p瑟k藢忙ks /
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noun, plural pick路ax路es.
a pick, especially a mattock.
verb (used with object), pick路axed, pick路ax路ing.
to cut or clear away with a pickax.
verb (used without object), pick路axed, pick路ax路ing.
to use a pickax.
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Origin of pickax

1275鈥1325; pick2 + ax; replacing Middle English picois<Middle French, Old French; akin to French picpick2. See pique1
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