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mattock

a type of large pick that has one end of its blade shaped like an adze, used for loosening soil, cutting roots, etc.

mattock

[′mad·ək]
(design engineering)
A tool with the combined features of an adz, an ax, and a pick.

mattock

A tool for loosening soil in digging; shaped like a pickax, but having one of its ends broad instead of pointed.
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Mr Mattock said: "It's not what I wanted, but there it is.
Mattock has called on the club's attackers to maintain their motivation in difficult times.
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But the Millers still responded well, carved out a handful of chances and levelled a minute after the restart, Joe Mattock striding through midfield to smash home a rising drive from 25 yards.
Neil Danns bundled home after catching Mattock off guard in the eighth minute before Mattock's poor pass was picked up by the excellent Chung Yong Lee to slide the ball past Owls keeper Chris Kirkland home 11 minutes later.
Mattock pulled one back seven minutes before half-time, finding the net with a superb 25-yard strike.
Wednesday finished the game with 10 men after Mattock was dismissed for a second bookable offence - but they held on comfortably.
But Marek Cech's departure on transfer deadline day has effectively pushed Mattock to second in the pecking order.
EXPERIENCE: Paul Barnes, Simon Mattock, Sally Smith and Chris Edsall who are now associates at Loveitts
Joe Mattock almost opened his account for the Baggies with a scorching 68th minute long-range effort.