adze

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adze / adz/ (adz) • n. a tool similar to an ax with an arched blade at right angles to the handle, used for cutting or shaping large pieces of wood.

adze

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adze tool for cutting away the surface of wood. OE. adesa, ME. adese, later adys, etc.; adz(e) dates from XVIII; peculiarly Eng.; of unkn. orig.