from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See drawknife.
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- n. A drawing knife.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See drawing knife.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A surgical instrument resembling a drawing-knife, with a single long handle, used to remove thin slices of tissue or pathological growths from the interior of a cavity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woodworker's knife to shave surfaces
Old-timers will recall "hoop poles", tall slender young saplings of shagbark hickory that were split and fashioned with the "drawshave" into barrel hoops.
Between his knees is a stout thong of wood, whittled round by the drawshave which his sleeping hand still holds in his lap.
But there was a cooper's shop in town, and James was already very handy with a drawshave in getting out staves.
A hundred years ago Fairhaven had a dozen men or more who, with an auger, an adz, a broadax and a drawshave, could build a boat or a house warranted to outlast the owner.