pickaxe

US pickax

/ (ˈpɪkˌæks) /

noun

a large pick or mattock

verb

to use a pickaxe on (earth, rocks, etc)

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Word Origin for pickaxe

C15: from earlier pikois (but influenced also by axe), from Old French picois, from pic pick ²; compare also pique 1
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