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ice ax

noun
1.
a mountaineering tool combining an adzlike blade and a pick on the head of a long wooden handle, with a spike on the end, used for cutting into ice and for support on icy surfaces.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • He averted a fall only by stabbing an ice ax through the tent floor.

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