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A digging tool with a flat blade set at right angles to the handle.
[Middle English, from Old English mattuc, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *matteūca, club; akin to *mattea; see mace1.]
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(Tools) a type of large pick that has one end of its blade shaped like an adze, used for loosening soil, cutting roots, etc
[Old English mattuc, of unknown origin; related to Latin mateola club, mallet]
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a digging tool shaped like a pickax with one end broad instead of pointed.
[before 900; Middle English mattok, Old English mattuc]
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|Noun||1.||mattock - a kind of pick that is used for digging; has a flat blade set at right angles to the handle|
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mattock[ˈmætək] N → azadón m
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n → Breithacke f
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