jedding ax

jed·​ding ax | \ ˈjediŋ- \

Definition of jedding ax

: a stonecutter's ax with a flat face and a pointed peen

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History and Etymology for jedding ax

jedding alteration of jadding, present participle of jad to make a long deep hole in a rock, from jad, such a hole, of unknown origin

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“Jedding ax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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