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pickaxe

pick·axe

or pick·ax  (pĭk′ăks′)
n.
A pick, especially with one end of the head pointed and the other end with a chisel edge for cutting through roots.
v. pick·axed, pick·ax·ing, pick·ax·es
v.intr.
To use a pickaxe.
v.tr.
To use a pickaxe on.

[Middle English picax, alteration (influenced by ax, axe) of picas, from Old French picois (from pic, pick) and from Medieval Latin pīcōsa, both probably from Latin pīcus, woodpecker.]

pickaxe

(ˈpɪkˌæks) or

pickax

n
(Tools) a large pick or mattock
vb
to use a pickaxe on (earth, rocks, etc)
[C15: from earlier pikois (but influenced also by axe), from Old French picois, from pic pick2; compare also pique1]

pickaxe


Past participle: pickaxed
Gerund: pickaxing

Imperative
pickaxe
pickaxe
Present
I pickaxe
you pickaxe
he/she/it pickaxes
we pickaxe
you pickaxe
they pickaxe
Preterite
I pickaxed
you pickaxed
he/she/it pickaxed
we pickaxed
you pickaxed
they pickaxed
Present Continuous
I am pickaxing
you are pickaxing
he/she/it is pickaxing
we are pickaxing
you are pickaxing
they are pickaxing
Present Perfect
I have pickaxed
you have pickaxed
he/she/it has pickaxed
we have pickaxed
you have pickaxed
they have pickaxed
Past Continuous
I was pickaxing
you were pickaxing
he/she/it was pickaxing
we were pickaxing
you were pickaxing
they were pickaxing
Past Perfect
I had pickaxed
you had pickaxed
he/she/it had pickaxed
we had pickaxed
you had pickaxed
they had pickaxed
Future
I will pickaxe
you will pickaxe
he/she/it will pickaxe
we will pickaxe
you will pickaxe
they will pickaxe
Future Perfect
I will have pickaxed
you will have pickaxed
he/she/it will have pickaxed
we will have pickaxed
you will have pickaxed
they will have pickaxed
Future Continuous
I will be pickaxing
you will be pickaxing
he/she/it will be pickaxing
we will be pickaxing
you will be pickaxing
they will be pickaxing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pickaxing
you have been pickaxing
he/she/it has been pickaxing
we have been pickaxing
you have been pickaxing
they have been pickaxing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pickaxing
you will have been pickaxing
he/she/it will have been pickaxing
we will have been pickaxing
you will have been pickaxing
they will have been pickaxing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pickaxing
you had been pickaxing
he/she/it had been pickaxing
we had been pickaxing
you had been pickaxing
they had been pickaxing
Conditional
I would pickaxe
you would pickaxe
he/she/it would pickaxe
we would pickaxe
you would pickaxe
they would pickaxe
Past Conditional
I would have pickaxed
you would have pickaxed
he/she/it would have pickaxed
we would have pickaxed
you would have pickaxed
they would have pickaxed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pickaxe - a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both endspickaxe - 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"
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
mattock - a kind of pick that is used for digging; has a flat blade set at right angles to the handle
Translations

pickaxe

pickax (US) [ˈpɪkæks] Npico m, piqueta f

pickaxe

[ˈpɪkæks] (British) pickax (US) npioche f

pickaxe

, (US) pickax
nSpitzhacke f, → Picke f

pickaxe

pickax (Am) [ˈpɪkˌæks] npiccone m
References in classic literature ?
Here, in their diving-dresses, pick axe and shovel in hand, my men extract the coal, which I do not even ask from the mines of the earth.
At least eight men can be seen in the picture, wearing masks and clutching large bats and a pick axe.
One man was allegedly carrying a pick axe and bricks were thrown.
MARIA ROBINSON, Consett The Miner I AM in a dark, deep and cramped space, Where I sit in painful pain While I pick and load the coal All I hear is eerie echoes Then I stop to have a nap All I hear is miners moaning Soon I gather the brown as mud ponies I start again my exhausting lifetime job With the sound of the pick axe Thundering through my ears I nervously have another nap As I awake I drink my dirty water As the darker side takes over my body My life starts to fade away, as if I'm dying.
Tenders are invited for Annual contract for purchase of Sewer Material such as Bamboos Ropes Pick Axe,Handls,Kassi, Torches and cells etc for Maintenance of sewer lines as per BOQ
Pranksters Dan Thompson, 56, and Gary Kerr, 31, set up a scene where one of them lay on the street playing dead while the other - Gary - stood over the "body" with a pick axe handle.
Martin, 20, forced his way back into the family home at Grange Street, Consett, County Durham, late on Wednesday, March 26, brandishing a 2ft-long pick axe handle, the court was told.
A MAN was shot in the back after arriving at next-door's gate armed with a pick axe handle to confront his teenage neighbour.
In a by gone decade In old Nuneaton of yesterday The status quo was kept By the elite And at each day break Heavy booted feet of miners Faces tinged blue passed by Along with men whose wheezing Gave witness To lung deflating brickyard dust Hard working Nuneaton men Toiling with pick axe spade and spanner To keep the Lord in his manor But there was one consolation Their efforts laid Food and respect on the table Nuneaton of yesterday meets today Retaining the status quo A working force without jobs can only know It is no longer able to lay Either food or respect on the table.
hand, a shovel, pick axe (that time my face was on fire); there was the
The Interior Ministry yesterday confirmed it had launched a probe after objects including what appeared to be liquid explosives and a pick axe were discovered.
Parore paid tribute to his Sherpa, who he said kept him alive on Everest, and an old friend who climbed behind him all the way "poking me in the ass with his ice pick axe to keep me going.