Definition of mattock
: a digging and grubbing tool with features of an adze and an ax or pick
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Look in the back and there would be 6 feet of logging chain going to rust, a half bottle of brake fluid, and a shovel and mattock.
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Origin and Etymology of mattock
Middle English mattok, from Old English mattuc
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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