noun, plural pickaxes.
a pick, especially a mattock.
verb (used with object), pickaxed, pickaxing.
to cut or clear away with a pickax.
verb (used without object), pickaxed, pickaxing.
to use a pickax.
a large pick or mattock
to use a pickaxe on (earth, rocks, etc)
also pick-axe, early 15c., folk etymology alteration (by influence of axe) of Middle English picas (mid-13c.), via Anglo-French piceis, Old French pocois (11c.) and directly from Medieval Latin picosa “pick,” related to Latin picus “woodpecker” (see pie (n.2)).
- Pick cell
Pick cell (pĭk) n. See Niemann-Pick cell.
[pikt] /pɪkt/ adjective 1. specially chosen or selected, usually for special skill: a crew of picked men. 2. cleared or cleaned by or as if by : picked fruit. [pik-id, pikt] /ˈpɪk ɪd, pɪkt/ adjective, Chiefly Dialect. 1. having or coming to a sharp point; peaked; pointed. [pik] /pɪk/ verb (used with object) 1. to […]
[pik-eer] /pɪkˈɪər/ verb (used without object), Obsolete. 1. to engage in skirmishes in advance of troops of an army. 2. to reconnoiter; scout; survey.
[pik-er] /ˈpɪk ər/ noun 1. someone or something that . 2. a special tool or machine for fruit, vegetables, etc., from their plants. 3. a machine that fibers. 4. a person who gathers fruit, flowers, etc. 5. Slang. a player of a stringed instrument, especially a banjo. 6. Metallurgy. a pointed rod for removing a […]