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ice ax

noun

Simple Definition of ice ax

  • : a cutting tool that is used in mountain climbing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ice ax

  1. :  a combination pick and adze with a spiked handle that is used in mountain climbing

Illustration of ice ax

1820

First Known Use of ice ax

1820


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