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adze

adze

or adz (ădz)
n.
An axelike tool with a curved blade at right angles to the handle, used for shaping wood.

[Middle English adese, from Old English adesa.]

adze

(ædz) or

adz

n
(Tools) a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber
[Old English adesa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adze - an edge tool used to cut and shape woodadze - an edge tool used to cut and shape wood
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
Translations
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adze

adz (US) [ædz] Nazuela f
References in classic literature ?
Now the wheelwright was a choleric man, and one fine afternoon, returning from a short absence, found Tom occupied with one of his pet adzes, the edge of which was fast vanishing under our hero's care.
The wheelwright's adzes and swallows were to be for ever respected; and that hero and the master withdrew to the servants' hall to drink the Squire's health, well satisfied with their day's work.
His red, rough hands, which have done many a good day's work with the hammer and adze, are half covered by the delicate lace ruffles at his wrists.
He sailed from England, and arrived safely at Porto de la Plata, where he took an adze and assisted his men to build a large boat.
She also gave him a sharp adze, and then led the way to the far end of the island where the largest trees grew--alder, poplar and pine, that reached the sky--very dry and well seasoned, so as to sail light for him in the water.
However, I made abundance of things, even without tools; and some with no more tools than an adze and a hatchet, which perhaps were never made that way before, and that with infinite labour.
I, Mongondro, in my youth, was a good workman with the adze.
They found the site enormously rich not only in cultural artifacts such as basalt adzes and fishhooks, but also in a diverse array of faunal and floral materials that provided an unusually detailed record of Polynesian exploitation and modification of an island ecosystem.
You can still see the cut marks made by the broadax and adzes, hand tools that required a strong back and would guarantee a healthy appetite, too.
A group of young men wielding adzes are tearing up old patches of sidewalk around the corner to replace with new.
In the upper and middle basins of the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan, where, for a number of years, I have conducted survey research, it is still the custom of Kayanic peoples, including members of three subgroups, namely the Kayan-Busang, Bahau/ WahauAVehea/Hwang Baw, and Ga'ay/Mengga'ay (see Okushima 1999, 2006), to use polished stone adzes as good-luck charms.