noun, plural pick·ax·es.
verb (used with object), pick·axed, pick·ax·ing.
verb (used without object), pick·axed, pick·ax·ing.
Examples from the Web for pickaxe
An artist in New Mexico has spent decades chiseling out fantastical caves from the mountains, one pickaxe swing at a time.
She was coming along in the dull glow of the dying fire, the pickaxe over her shoulder.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
Curdie drew his pickaxe carefully away, and as he did so, spied one of her feet, projecting from under the skins.The Princess and the Goblin|George MacDonald
Over his shoulder he carries a pickaxe as the representative implement of husbandry with one or two wheaten cakes tied to it.