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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
ácsbárdbárd
däxel

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.
It also includes much interesting equipment: a twisted array of corkscrews, cooper's tools such as crozes and adzes, and mysterious instruments including an ebulliometer (which measures alcohol content).
The excavations documented rice and millet farming, shell crop-harvesting knives, polished stone adzes, settled village occupation, large cemeteries with extended burials associated with grave goods and a tooth-evulsion ritual, domestic dog burials and other attributes associated with Neolithic lifestyles.
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.
Strontium isotope analysis of the skeletons, which provides indications of place of origin, indicated that men buried with distinctive Neolithic stone adzes (tools used for smoothing or carving wood) had less varying isotope signatures than men buried without adzes.
Near that date, it will begin the gargantuan task of moving a significant portion of its vast collections -- everything from mummies to meteorites and adzes to zebra skins -- from overcrowded storage rooms into the new, long-awaited facility.
Some Welsh antiques are too precious to be left in a holiday let, so I have made the stick chair myself using traditional spoke-shaves and adzes.
The men are making double-edged stone blades for adzes, scythe-like tools with wooden handles that the Langda have traditionally used to clear land and to work wood.
The beams were shaped by hand with broad axes, adzes, and chisels; cut with hand saws of various types, and drilled with breast drills, braces, bits, and augers.
The Auckland War Memorial museum displays more than 2,000 Maori artifacts and artworks, from greenstone adzes to an 80-foot war canoe and a meeting house.