piolet

[ pee-uh-ley ]
/ ˌpi əˈleɪ /

noun

an ice ax used in mountaineering.

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Origin of piolet

1865–70; <French <Franco-Provençal; compare piolet, pioula, derivatives of apia ax ≪ Germanic; see hatchet

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British Dictionary definitions for piolet

piolet
/ (pjəʊˈleɪ) /

noun

a type of ice axe

Word Origin for piolet

C19: from French (Savoy) dialect piola axe
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