- a pick, especially a mattock.
- to cut or clear away with a pickax.
- to use a pickax.
Origin of pickax
Examples from the Web for pickaxe
Contemporary Examples of pickaxe
An artist in New Mexico has spent decades chiseling out fantastical caves from the mountains, one pickaxe swing at a time.New Mexico’s Amazing Man-Made Caves
December 12, 2013
Historical Examples of pickaxe
“Many long years I have been waiting for you, my son,” answered the pickaxe.
Then he struck the giant such a blow on the head with a pickaxe that he killed him.Favorite Fairy Tales
He has a toy shovel and a pickaxe and a little axe that will cut.
Ned picked up the pickaxe and placing it in his knapsack, again went on.The Magic Soap Bubble
There was a pickaxe—perhaps the very one she had seen there in the winter—and a shovel.Ruth Fielding At College
Alice B. Emerson
- a large pick or mattock
- to use a pickaxe on (earth, rocks, etc)