What does the word mattock mean?

Usage examples for mattock

  1. No; Publius and Sempronius, you must do it; 'Tis you must dig with mattock and with spade, And pierce the inmost centre of the earth; Then, when you come to Pluto's region, I pray you deliver him this petition. – Titus-Andronicus by Shakespeare, William
  2. Patrick said: 'I'm ready, for a year, Miss Mattock. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Come forth with a ladder and with a mattock and then mount upon the thinking- shop and dig down the roof, if you love your master, until you tumble the house upon them. – The Clouds by Aristophanes
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