ice pick
noun Date: circa 1877 a hand tool ending in a spike for chipping ice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ice pick — Ice Ice ([imac]s), n. [OE. is, iis, AS. [=i]s; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. [=i]s, Icel. [=i]ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron.] 1. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ice pick — ► NOUN ▪ a small pick used by climbers or for breaking ice …   English terms dictionary

  • ice pick — ice picks also icepick N COUNT An ice pick is a small pointed tool that you use for breaking ice …   English dictionary

  • ice pick — n a sharp tool used for cutting or breaking ice …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ice pick — ice ,pick noun count a metal tool with a sharp point, used for breaking ice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ice pick — ice′ pick n. a sharp pointed tool for chipping ice • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • ice pick — ☆ ice pick n. a sharply pointed metal tool used to chop ice into small pieces …   English World dictionary

  • ice pick — noun pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice • Syn: ↑icepick • Hypernyms: ↑pick • Part Meronyms: ↑point * * * noun : a hand tool with a needlelike spike for chipping ice * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice pick — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ice pick : singular ice pick plural ice picks a metal tool with a sharp point, used for breaking ice …   English dictionary

  • ice pick — noun a small pick as used by climbers or for breaking ice …   English new terms dictionary

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