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 for pickax
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pickax \Pick"ax`\, Pickaxe \Pick"axe`\ (p[i^]k"[a^]ks`), 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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pickax
      n 1: 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" [syn: pick, pickax, pickaxe]

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