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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pickaxepick‧axe British English, pickax American English /ˈpɪk-æks/ noun [countable]  TZa large tool that you use for breaking up the ground. It consists of a curved iron bar with a sharp point on each end and a long handle.
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pickaxeTwo campesinos passed, a pickaxe sticking out of one of their bundles.Laing used a pickaxe and shovel to make the grave in the secluded garden, said Mr Stuart-Moore.Another boy is hitting the ground with a pickaxe, while a third is holding on to some blue plastic sheeting.Before running off with the dough the men beat my arms with pickaxe handles.
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