from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pickax having a sharp point or spike at the bottom of the handle, used by mountaineers for climbing on ice.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of ice axe.

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  • noun an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice


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