from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drawknife of a design originally used for shaping spokes, now used for making rounded edges.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woodworking tool used to shape and smooth rods and shafts - often for use as wheel spokes, chair legs or arrows.
- v. To shape or smooth with a spokeshave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of drawing knife or planing tool for dressing the spokes of wheels, the shells of blocks, and other curved work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wheelwrights' and carpenters' tool, having a plane-bit between two handles, formerly used in shaping wagon-spokes, but now in woodwork of every kind.
- n. A ring with cutting edge attached to a handle, used in certain operations within the cavity of the nose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small plane that has a handle on each side of its blade; used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces (originally wheel spokes)
spoke + shave (Wiktionary)