Alpenstock

An alpenstock is a long wooden pole with an iron spike tip, used by shepherds for travel on snowfields and glaciers in the Alps since the Middle Ages. It is the antecedent of the modern ice axe. French-speaking climbers called this item a `baton`. Josias Simler, a Swiss professor of theology at what later became the University of Zurich, publish.....
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Alpenstock

• (n.) A long staff, pointed with iron, used in climbing the Alps.
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alpenstock

noun a stout staff with a metal point; used by mountain climbers
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Alpenstock

Al'pen·stock` noun [ G.; Alp , gen. plural Alpen + stock stick.] A long staff, pointed with iron, used in climbing the Alps. Cheever.
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Alpenstock

An alpenstock is a stout staff, iron-tipped, formerly used by mountain climbers, and since the mid-20th century largely replaced by the ice-axe. The names of ascended peaks were often branded onto its shaft.
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alpenstock

[n] - a stout staff with a metal point
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