Definitions for: Pickax


[n] a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends; "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pick"ax`, Pickaxe Pick"axe`, n. [A corruption of OE.
pikois, pikeis, F. picois, fr. pic. See Pick, n.]
A pick with a point at one end, a transverse edge or blade at
the other, and a handle inserted at the middle; a hammer with
a flattened end for driving wedges and a pointed end for
piercing as it strikes. --Shak.

Synonyms: pick, pickaxe

See Also: edge tool, mattock

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