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 light also needed to be staked into the ground, which requires a long pointed tool (such as a screwdriver or an ice pick) and a mallet. Alida Nugent, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Feb. 2024 The department advised wearing a lifejacket, carrying ice picks and equipment to test ice thickness. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 12 Jan. 2024 From Se7en to Zodiac to Netflix series Mindhunter, his work is interested in unpacking the darkest parts of our humanity with the cold precision of an ice pick., 10 Nov. 2023 Today's top stories: → Brutal murder with ice pick still haunts Arlington 50 years later → Atmos Energy lawsuit says caller at hotel reported gas leak 11 minutes before explosion → Lockheed Martin to lay off 200 employees at Fort Worth plant 🚨Get free alerts when news breaks. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Feb. 2024 Trying to summarize a span of time like the 2010s, built by financial crisis, capped by pandemic and split nearly down the middle, at least in the American imagination, by the ice pick of the Trump victory, seems like a task best set aside for at least a few more years. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 Prosecutors said MacDonald used a knife and an ice pick to kill them before stabbing himself with a scalpel., 10 Mar. 2021 Score a line across the top of the slab with your saw, knife, or ice pick. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 7 Sep. 2023 While these can be good for rolling and boxcar scars, ice pick scars may require a more intense peel, like TCA (trichloroacetic acid) cross therapy. Aryelle Siclait, Women's Health, 26 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ice pick was in 1851

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“Ice pick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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ice pick

: a hand tool ending in a spike for chipping ice
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