Definition of mattock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mattock

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmætək//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmætək//
 
 
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a heavy garden tool with a long handle and a metal head, used for breaking up soil, cutting roots, etc. Word Origin Old English mattuc, of uncertain origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mattock