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mattock

noun mat·tock \ˈma-tək\

Definition of MATTOCK

:  a digging and grubbing tool with features of an adze and an ax or pick
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Origin of MATTOCK

Middle English mattok, from Old English mattuc
First Known Use: before 12th century

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