from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small ax used to chip a block or timber to nearly the shape to which it is to be dressed.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
J I. 20. re tuadhuihh is re orduithy with axes & hammers. tuadh fnaighthe y a chip-ax.
Focalóir gaoidhilge-sax-bhéarla, or An Irish-English dictionary. Whereof the Irish part hath been compiled not only from various Irish vocabularies, particularly that of Mr. Edward Lhuyd; but also from a great variety of the best Irish manuscripts now extant ..