alpenstock alpenstock

Definition(s):

  • (n) a stout staff with a metal point; used by mountain climbers

Usage(s):

  1. Has no intention, as things stand, of reaching for his alpenstock.
  2. And as a kind of horrid climax to the purge, a Soviet agent befriended Trotsky in Mexico City, then hacked him to death in 1940 with a steel-bladed alpenstock.

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