pickax

Definitions:

  • A pick, especially with one end of the head pointed and the other end with a chisel edge for cutting through roots.
  • To use a pickax.
  • To use a pickax on.
  • A pick, especially one with a sharp point on one side of the head and a broad blade on the other. The pointed end is used for loosening hard earth, and the other for cutting the roots of trees. See also cuts under <internalXref urlencoded="pick">pick</internalXref>, <em>n.</em>, 1.
  • To cut or clear away with a pickax.
  • To use a pickax.
  • 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.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>pickaxe</xref>.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>pickaxe</xref>.
  • a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
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