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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.]


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]
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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