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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 ?
Heave over the coping stones from the battlements, an better may not be Get pick-axe and levers, and down with that huge pinnacle
As for you, Benjamin Gunn,' says they, 'here's a musket,' they says, 'and a spade, and pick-axe.
In front it was different, for his Ally Sloper-like head and neck had not a feather to them, and there was a horrible raw-skin pouch on his neck under his chin--a hold-all for the things his pick-axe beak might steal.
Then she placed the can before her, and turned the tap, and while the beer was running she would not let her eyes be idle, but looked up at the wall, and after much peering here and there, saw a pick-axe exactly above her, which the masons had accidentally left there.
Then Clever Elsie began to weep and said: 'If I get Hans, and we have a child, and he grows big, and we send him into the cellar here to draw beer, then the pick-axe will fall on his head and kill him.
If I get Hans, and we have a child, and he grows big, and has to draw beer here, the pick-axe will perhaps fall on his head, and kill him.
On accounts of this and his dark looks has often dreamed as she see him take a pick-axe from his pocket and split Johnny's head (which the child knows not fear and has repeatually called after him close at his eels).
Valliday was high on drink and drugs at the time of the attack in which he battered the ex-IRA prisoner with weapons including a pick-axe handle.
BOOKIES will have taken one look at the opening Premier League fixtures and launched a pick-axe in the direction of the computer that picked them.
I have lost count of the times I have seen a group of five or six workers standing around, while one guy labours away with one pick-axe or tiny shovel to dig a hole in the ground.
Griffiths, wielding a pick-axe handle, was standing five feet from him.
Bowling, 22, battered devout Christian Mr Greaves around the head with a pick-axe handle as the pensioner walked to play the organ for Midnight Mass at St Saviour's Church in High Green, Sheffield, on December 24 last year.