ice pick


Definition of ice pick

: a hand tool ending in a spike for chipping ice

Examples of ice pick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He had been shot in the leg and was in a hospital when he was tied in a straitjacket, thrown out a window and stabbed with ice picks by a mob. al, "Montgomery memorial shows how wrong Trump was about ‘lynching'," 22 Oct. 2019 An 18-year-old from Churchville was arrested 50 years ago and charged with stabbing a 69-year-old storekeeper in the chest with an ice pick. Erika Butler,, "50 years ago: Harford needs to sell $28 million in bonds, seeks to drop interest rate ceiling," 25 Nov. 2019 When antiques dealer Devon Dowling is murdered with an ice pick, Carmela and her fashionista friend Ava are determined to find their friend’s killer. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Mysteries, folktales, history and adventure: Fall brings heaps of new books from Minnesota authors and publishers," 3 Sep. 2019 Fine details, like the eyebrows and tears on the middle pumpkin, can be created by using a sharp pencil, or an awl or ice pick to punch holes through the outside. Joan Lang, Woman's Day, "Portrait Pumpkin," 5 Sep. 2019 An evidence technician recovered several knives--two with visible blood stains--and an ice pick from inside the home. Carol Robinson |,, "Prosecutors seek death penalty for both suspects in stabbing deaths of Birmingham grandparents," 16 July 2019 Don crampons, wield ice picks, and learn how glacial morphology has molded the landscape of the region. National Geographic, "Iceland Middle School Expedition," 12 June 2019 June 14 commentary Columnist Krista Kafer equates guns to automobiles, chainsaws, axes, baseball bats, tire irons, diving and rappelling equipment, miter saws, nail guns, hammers, ice picks and knives. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Left behind in the left-turn lane; Bringing a knife to a gunfight; Require consent for pelvic exams (6/20/19)," 20 June 2019 For ice pick, rolling, and boxcar scars, Gross says to seek a collagen-boosting treatment, like the in-office laser Smooth Beam. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Get Rid of Acne Scars—Forever," 21 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of ice pick

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ice pick was in 1851

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12 Dec 2019

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“Ice pick.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of ice pick

: a sharp tool used for breaking off small pieces of ice

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