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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A knife with a handle at each end of the blade, used with a drawing motion to shave a surface. Also called drawshave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A joiner's tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; a drawshave.
  • n. A tool used for the purpose of making an incision along the path a saw is to follow, to prevent it from tearing the surface of the wood.
  • v. To cut or shave with a drawknife.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. see drawing knife.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as drawing-knife, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woodworker's knife to shave surfaces

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