adze

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noun \ˈadz\

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

less commonly

adz

Origin and Etymology of adze

Middle English adse, from Old English adesa


First Known Use: before 12th century

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ADZE Defined for English Language Learners

adze

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noun \ˈadz\

Definition of adze for English Language Learners

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


ADZE Defined for Kids

adze

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noun \ˈadz\

Definition of adze for Students

plural

adzes

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

Variants of adze

also

adz

\ˈadz\

Learn More about adze

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


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