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[pee-uh-ley] /ˌpi əˈleɪ/

an ice ax used in mountaineering.
a type of ice axe

1868, from Savoy French piolet “climber’s ice-axe” (19c.), diminutive of piolo “axe,” perhaps from Medieval Latin piola “plane, scraper.”


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