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The plural of “piolet” is “piolets.”
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (mountain climbing)
a. ice axe
Clavé el piolet en la superficie del glaciar y comencé a escalar.I stuck the ice axe into the surface of the glacier and began climbing.
Para escalar este pico vas a necesitar, como mínimo, un piolet, crampones, un casco y soga.To climb this peak you will need, at the very minimum, an ice axe, crampons, a helmet, and rope.
b. ice ax
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El alpinista tenía un piolet en cada mano.The climber had an ice ax in each hand.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. ice ax
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piolet [pioˈle]
piolets (plural) [pioˈles] ice axe; ice ax; (EEUU)
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