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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.]

pick•ax

or pick•axe

(ˈpɪkˌæks)

n., pl. -ax•es, n. v.t.
2. to use a pickax on.
[1275–1325; alter., by folk etym., of Middle English picois < Middle French, Old French; akin to French pic pick2]

pickax


Past participle: pickaxed
Gerund: pickaxing

Imperative
pickax
pickax
Present
I pickax
you pickax
he/she/it pickaxes
we pickax
you pickax
they pickax
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 pickax
you will pickax
he/she/it will pickax
we will pickax
you will pickax
they will pickax
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 pickax
you would pickax
he/she/it would pickax
we would pickax
you would pickax
they would pickax
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.pickax - a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both endspickax - 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
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The doctor had thumbed over all his books of knowledge for the occasion, and the black fisherman was engaged to take them in his skiff to the scene of enterprise, to work with spade and pickax in unearthing the treasure, and to freight his bark with the weighty spoils they were certain of finding.
A pickax and spade were lying in the bottom of the boat, with a dark lantern, and a stone bottle of good Dutch courage,[1] in which honest Sam no doubt put even more faith than Dr.
He then ordered Sam to seize the pickax and proceed to work.
Then, by God," replied Tarrant, "if you won't take a shovel you'll take a pickax.
Failing to dispatch the two men with his revolver, he grabbed a pickax lying nearby and managed to kill them both.
In 1998, Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, 38, for the pickax killings of two people in 1983; she was the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
A 34-year-old Springfield man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking two women with a pickax outside his home Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Chilean: With a pickax, clunky safety boots and the jeans she swaps for a miniskirt and heels when the workday is done, Isabel Galleguillos has ridden the global copper boom to become Chile s first woman with her own open-pit mine.
And I learned very quickly that I'd rather be digging through history with a pen than a pickax.
At the tool shed I grabbed two shovels and a pickax and went to the magnolia grove.
I call on [Parliament Speaker) Nabih Berri to carry his pickax and head to the south and build more dams and work on increasing the level of Litani waters," he said, in reference to the work that remains to be done concerning the Litani River.