from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An axlike tool with a curved blade at right angles to the handle, used for shaping wood.
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- n. Alternative spelling of adze.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A carpenter's or cooper's tool, formed with a thin arching blade set at right angles to the handle. It is used for chipping or slicing away the surface of wood.
- transitive v. To cut with an adz.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cutting-tool somewhat like an ax, but having the blade placed at right angles to the handle and formed to a curve nearly corresponding to its sweep through the air when in use.
- To chip or shape with an adz: as, to adz logs or timber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an edge tool used to cut and shape wood
Middle English adese, from Old English adesa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)