Mattock vs. Pickaxe

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mattock and Pickaxe is that the Mattock is a Adze-like hand tool for chopping, digging, and prying, especially for planting in hard ground and Pickaxe is a tool

  • Mattock (noun)

    An agricultural tool whose blades are at right angles to the body, similar to a pickaxe.

  • Mattock (verb)

    To cut or dig with a mattock.

  • Pickaxe (noun)

    A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle; one end of the head is pointed, the other has a chisel edge.

  • Pickaxe (verb)

    To use a pickaxe.

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Webster Dictionary
  • Mattock (noun)

    a kind of pick that is used for digging; has a flat baled set at right angles to the handle

  • Pickaxe (noun)

    a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends;

    "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"

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