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 The corkscrew went into the soil like an ice pick through a hamburger. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build a Picket Fence," 24 Oct. 2020 According to the New York Post, a South Carolina police chief was stabbed in the face with an ice pick after a man knocked on his door. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Judge rules Cincinnati Police officer may continue using alias in defamation lawsuit," 24 June 2020 Armed with ice picks, hammers and baskets, they carefully chip into the sides and backs of the small pits to loosen rock and dirt before carefully hauling it out of the mine. Lexy Lebsack,, "The Makeup Industry’s Darkest Secret Is Hiding In Your Makeup Bag," 31 May 2020 That’s how Trotsky wound up with an ice pick lodged in his skull. Aaron Zimmerman, Dan Thurot, Ars Technica, "The best board games to play with your quarantined housemates," 26 Apr. 2020 Change hits like an ice pick on Wednesday, when rain and snow will move in overnight, said Michael Koch, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis weather: Get ready for snow and a cold snap," 11 Feb. 2020 Bundy was first arrested in 1975 after police pulled him over and found an ice pick, panty hose and handcuffs in his car. Fox News, "The 5 most famous manhunts in US history," 6 Feb. 2020 Fasten each end of the rope to each of your ice picks. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 Officials implore fishermen to exercise caution when ice fishing and recommend flotation devices and ice picks. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Fisherman dies after falling through ice on Tawas Bay, MSP reports," 1 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of ice pick

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Ice pick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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