ice ax

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of ice ax

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

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First Known Use of ice ax

circa 1800

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Definition of ice ax for English Language Learners

  • : a cutting tool that is used in mountain climbing


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