Definition of ice ax in English:

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ice ax

(also ice axe)

noun

An ax used by climbers for cutting footholds in ice, having a head with one pointed and one flattened end, and a spike at the foot.
Example sentences
  • By stepping down hard I actually made a stable foothold, and then used my ice axe to probe the next foothold.
  • But, despite traversing steep alpine regions, he did not pack crampons, an ice axe or an emergency distress beacon.
  • In the depths of winter, I also need an ice axe and crampons and food and water in case of emergencies.

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Syllabification: ice ax

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