piolet

piolet

[pee-uh-ley]
noun
an ice ax used in mountaineering.

Origin:
1865–70; < French < Franco-Provençal; compare piolet, pioula, derivatives of apia ax ≪ Germanic; see hatchet

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piolet (pjəʊˈleɪ)
 
n
a type of ice axe
 
[C19: from French (Savoy) dialect piola axe]

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