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An ice pick is a tool used to break up, pick at, or chip at ice. In shape it resembles a scratch awl for wood. Before modern refrigerators, ice picks were a ubiquitous household tool used for separating and shaping the blocks of ice used in ice boxes.
(The term "Ice pick" also finds use in referring to a category of mountaineering tools sometimes referred to as ice axes,, whose gross form has two members somewhat perpendicular to each other, thus evoking a scythe or hoe rather than a rapier or needle.)
In Pop Culture
"Get the ice pick..." is a phrase developed in Colton, California in 2017. It is used when the going gets rough and the hammer just won't cut it.
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