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ice ax

n. (alternative spelling of ice axe English)

ice ax

n. an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice [syn: ice axe, piolet]

Usage examples of "ice ax".

Long before dawn, he would haul his bicycle up from the cellar and wrap his ice ax in an onion sack.

Drawing out her ice ax, she ran at the beast and, when she was within a meter of it, slung it into the perwillon's face.

Like many tools--hammers, screwdrivers, drills, augers, and chisels come to mind--the Predator ice ax has a certain gallows fascination, a bleak beauty with a sternness so extreme that it seems almost neurotic.