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ice pick

a sharp-pointed tool for chipping or cutting ice.
Origin of ice pick
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ice pick
  • Holes exist in the bottom where the ice pick went through and caused them to leak.
  • Freeman carried his ice pick in his pocket, using it on one occasion to perform a lobotomy in a motel room.
  • Every few days, he would unwrap the cake, jab it with an ice pick and douse it in whiskey.
  • The weapon, an ice pick, was recovered at the scene.
  • Venting shall be done by inserting an ice pick or other suitable instrument into the affected area.
  • Use a pocket knife or ice pick to determine the depth of damage.
  • If using the awl or ice pick, you do not need to heat them.
  • Use moisture meters, a screwdriver or an ice pick to find damp wood.
  • Use an ice pick or an awl to test wood for soundness.
  • Use an ice pick or an awl to test wood for soundness in an inconspicuous location.
British Dictionary definitions for ice pick

ice pick

a pointed tool used for breaking ice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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