Definitions for ice pick
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sharp-pointed tool for chipping ice.
Origin of ice pick:
icepick, ice pick(noun)
pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice
An ice pick is a tool used to break up, pick at, or chip at ice. It resembles a scratch awl, but is designed for picking at ice rather than wood. Before the invention of modern refrigerators, ice picks were a ubiquitous household tool used for separating and shaping the blocks of ice used in ice boxes. Outside the USA, the term ice pick also commonly refers to a mountaineers' tool known in the USA as an ice axe.
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