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ice axe

n.
A pickaxe having a sharp point or spike at the bottom of the handle, used by mountaineers for climbing on ice. Also called piolet.
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ice axe

n
(Mountaineering) a light axe used by mountaineers for cutting footholds in snow or ice, to provide an anchor point, or to control a slide on snow; it has a spiked tip and a head consisting of a pick and an adze
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ice axe - an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in iceice axe - an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice
ax, axe - an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
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Translations
فأس تَسَلُّق الجِبال الثَّلْجِيَّه
cepín
isøkse
jégcsákány
ísexi
horolezecký čakan
buz baltası

ice axe

npiccozza da ghiaccio
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ice

(ais) noun
1. frozen water. The pond is covered with ice.
2. an ice-cream. chocolate ice-cream. Three ices, please.
3. (American) a fruit-flavoured frozen dessert usually made without milk and cream. lemon ice(s).
verb
to cover with icing. She iced the cake.
ˈicing noun
a mixture of sugar, white of egg, water etc used to cover or decorate cakes.
ˈicy adjective
1. very cold. icy winds.
2. covered with ice. icy roads.
3. unfriendly. an icy tone of voice.
ˈicily adverb
ˈiciness noun
ice age
a time when a great part of the earth's surface was covered with ice.
ice axe
a type of axe used by mountain climbers to cut holds in ice for their hands and feet.
ˈiceberg noun
a huge mass of ice floating in the sea.
ice box
(American) a refrigerator.
ˌice-ˈcream noun
cream or a mixture of creamy substances, flavoured and frozen. chocolate ice-cream.
ˈice-cube noun
a small cube of ice used for cooling drinks etc.
ice rink
a large room or building with a floor of ice for skating.
ice-skate verb
to skate on ice.
ice-skating noun
ice tray
a metal or plastic tray for making ice-cubes in a refrigerator.
ice over/up
to become covered with ice. The pond iced over during the night; The windows have iced up.
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He is an inventor, an engineer, a safety innovator, directly he has saved God knows how many people through his work with Glencoe rescue, but with his metal ice axes and folding stretcher, has saved thousands of lives.
Enjoy the snow, make good decisions!" The team advised climbers to take extra warm clothing, crampons and ice axes if routes to the summit of the mountain are covered in ice or snow.
Chung reminded mountain trekkers to beware stretches of the trails prone to icy conditions and be equipped with ice axes, helmets and other ice climbing tools, adding that risk assessments must be done to ensure safety.
Fears were raised that ice axes and crampons - sets of spikes fitted to boots for climbing on ice - were not being used.
Using specialist ice axes and crampons, the climbers made their way up the icy incline to the river above.
Abu Zafar said Nepalese Sherpas had reached Camp 3 and found equipment such as crampons and ice axes which were vital for the climbers to surviving on the mountain.
It will be a while yet before the crampons and ice axes are packed away.Winter conditions can strike at any time on the high peaks.The sun may be splitting the sky at ground level but 3000 feet up you could be facing blizzards, high winds and near-zero visibility.
Backpackers club president Mr McNeish said: "At that house Hamish invented some of the ice axes that have gone on to be standard today as well as mountain rescue tools."
We may be roped together as we make our way to Next with backs to the wall using crampons and ice axes.
Sam Elias and Emily Harrington are using ice axes and crampons to scale the wall of ice, which in places is only an inch thick.
Donning climbing rope, ice axes, crampons, helmet, and an assortment of nylon slings, carabiners and ice screws, we leave the car.