ice ax
noun Date: 1820 a combination pick and adze with a spiked handle that is used in mountain climbing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ice ax — ice ,ax noun count a metal tool that mountain climbers use to cut into ice to make places to hold onto with their hands or feet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ice ax — ice′ ax n. spo a mountaineering tool having an adzlike blade and a pick on the head of a long handle with a spike on the other end …   From formal English to slang

  • ice ax — n. an axlike mountain climbing tool having a pick and an adz at opposite ends of the head, and a spike at the bottom of the handle …   English World dictionary

  • ice ax — noun an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice • Syn: ↑ice axe, ↑piolet • Hypernyms: ↑ax, ↑axe * * * noun : a mountain climbing tool that has a pick and adze at one end of a shaft and a spike or a ferrule at the other end and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice ax — a mountaineering tool combining an adzlike blade and a pick on the head of a long wooden handle, with a spike on the end, used for cutting into ice and for support on icy surfaces. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • ice axe — noun an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice • Syn: ↑ice ax, ↑piolet • Hypernyms: ↑ax, ↑axe * * * ice axe noun An axe used by mountain climbers to cut footholds in ice or compacted snow • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • ax — I noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑axe • Derivationally related forms: ↑axe (for: ↑axe) • Hypernym …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice axe — also ice ax AmE noun (C) a metal tool, used by mountain climbers to cut into ice see also: ice pick …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ICE 1 — ICE 1 Manufacturer various Constructed 1989 to 1993 Refurbishment 2005 to 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • ICE 1 — Nummerierung: Tz 101–120, 152–190 Anzahl: 59 Garnituren (60 gebaut) Hersteller: AEG, ABB, Henschel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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