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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
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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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