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See ice axe.
[French, from French dialectal, diminutive of piola, small axe, from Old French *piola, from Old Provençal, diminutive of apcha, apia, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German happa, sickle.]
(Mountaineering) a type of ice axe
[C19: from French (Savoy) dialect piola axe]
an ice ax used in mountaineering.
[1865–70; < French < Franco-Provençal; compare piolet, pioula, ders. of apia ax « Germanic]