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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ice′ pick`(n.)

  1. a sharp-pointed tool for chipping ice.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. icepick, ice pick(noun)

    pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice


  1. Ice pick

    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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