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

[Middle English adese, from Old English adesa.]
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or adze


1. an axlike tool for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the handle.
2. to dress or shape (wood) with an adz.
[before 900; Middle English ad(e)se, Old English adesa]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adz - an edge tool used to cut and shape woodadz - 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)
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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.
Fitch assumes that the ADZ will not issue new tax increment debt.
Finally, the factor [theta](x) is a characteristic function that is zero when x is outside the aragonite dissolution zone (ADZ) and one otherwise.
Marshall allegedly told investors that Adz would buy cars to display advertisements on large computer monitors installed into the car's doors, roof and trunk.
Caption: Shown here at World of Concrete 2017, the FDB4000 has been upgraded with the SAF-Holland ADZ Vocational air drive rear tandem suspension.
Adz Kenyon helped keep the injured man warm until an ambulance finally arrived.
Two key OTDR characteristics are strongly related: attenuation dead zone (ADZ) and dynamic range (DR) [3].
The introduction of Accelerated Development Zones (ADZ) and Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) involves the local authority in supporting the scheme reducing the opportunity for a truly entrepreneurial approach.
The tools used in building dhows, from the smallest to the largest, are basic such as the hammer, saw, chisel, adz (axe like tool with a curved blade at right angles to the handle used for shaping wood), bow-drill, plane, and caulking iron.
If it wants respect, demanding ownership of islands and rocks or setting up the ADZ is the last way to earn it.