Pick"ax`, Pick"axe` (?), n. [A corruption of OE. pikois, pikeis, F. picois, fr. pic. See Pick, n.]
A pick with a point at one end, a transverse edge or blade at the other, and a handle inserted at the middle; a hammer with a flattened end for driving wedges and a pointed end for piercing as it strikes.
© Webster 1913.