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adze

noun \ˈadz\

Simple Definition of adze

  • : a cutting tool that has a thin curved blade and that is usually used for shaping wood

Full Definition of adze

  1. :  a cutting tool that has a thin arched blade set at right angles to the handle and is used chiefly for shaping wood

Illustration of adze

Variants of adze

also adz play \ˈadz\

Origin of adze

Middle English adse, from Old English adesa


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Hardware Terms


Learn More about adze

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "adze" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "adze"


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