Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pointed awl for chipping or breaking ice.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of icepick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sharp instrument for breaking ice into small pieces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small hand-tool, shaped like an awl, used for breaking ice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice
  • n. pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice

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Examples

  • To ensure that no trickery was potentially involved, I purchased a metal ice pick from a local Tucson department store and kept it in my possession until it was time for Dr. Hall to skewer himself.

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  • She approached him from the back, raising the ice pick in the air—

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  • I can confirm that my ice pick was indeed used by Dr. Hall during this experiment.

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  • Throwing the ice pick in the knapsack, he threw the whole thing on his back and his leg over the saddle of the ATV, a thing built by Honda called a Foreman.

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  • Dr. Hall pushed and pushed for approximately a minute before the ice pick finally passed through his cheek.

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  • I was in the self-arrest position, but my torso slipped below the axe, both my feet skidded onto the rock slab, and my weight fell on the ice pick too abruptly.

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  • We later performed analyses of three five-minute periods of the EEGs: the first five minutes of the meditation and prayer, the last five minutes of the meditation and prayer, and the five minutes when the ice pick was in his cheek.

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  • An ice pick had been driven right up Gino Giametti's nose.

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  • His eyes were staring into space; his mouth was gaping; and as the body was totally naked, Vera could see the handle of the ice pick sticking out of his chest—

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