Definition of Pickaxe

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Pick, Pickax
Generic synonyms: Edge Tool
Specialized synonyms: Mattock
Derivative terms: Pick



Definition of Pickaxe

1. Noun. A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle; one end of the head is pointed, the other has a chisel edge. ¹

2. Verb. To use a pickaxe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pickaxe

1. to pickax [v -AXED, -AXING, -AXES] - See also: pickax

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pickaxe

pickabacked
pickabacking
pickabacks
pickability
pickable
pickadil
pickadils
pickage
pickages
pickaninnies
pickaninny
pickapack
pickaroon
pickaroons
pickax
pickaxe (current term)
pickaxed
pickaxes
pickaxing
pickback
pickbacks
picked
picked-strings
picked up
pickedness
pickeer
pickeered
pickeerer
pickeerers
pickeering

Literary usage of Pickaxe

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1. Historic Incidents and Life in India by Caleb Wright, J. A. Brainerd (1863)
"If the pickaxe falls from the hand of the man who bears it, dismay spreads through the gang. The omen is regarded as of the most fearful description ..."

2. A Text-book of Tropical Agriculture by Henry Alfred Alford Nicholls (1906)
"THE pickaxe is a strong, slightly curved bar of iron tipped with steel, ... One end of the pickaxe is usually pointed, and the other end flattened out and ..."

3. Little Folks in Feathers and Fur, and Others in Neither by Olive Thorne Miller, Hildibrand, A. Mesnel, Ecosse, E.P. Dutton (Firm)., J.J. Little & Co (1880)
"THE BIRD WHO CARRIES A pickaxe. Not an iron one—such as men work with—of course, but a neat little bone pickaxe, just fitted to his size, and hard enough to ..."

4. A Pilgrimage in Europe and America Leading to the Discovery of the Sources by Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1828)
"... and open the ground necessary to his subsistence with his pickaxe; that the cord and bridle signify that he must provide himself with a cow and a horse; ..."

5. Putnam's Magazine (1910)
"THE pickaxe By GOUVERNEUR MORRIS ILLUSTRATED BY OT JACKMAN ... crimsons and yellows there flashed like some weapon of the middle ages a brand new pickaxe. ..."

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