piolet

noun
pi·o·let | \¦pēə¦lā\
plural -s

Definition of piolet 

: a two-headed ice ax used in mountaineering (as in Switzerland)

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History and Etymology for piolet

French, from French dialect (Valais canton, Switzerland & Piedmont), diminutive of piola small ax, from (assumed) Middle French dialect, from Old Provençal, diminutive of apcha, abcha battle-ax, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German hāppa sickle, pruning knife

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