spoke·​shave | \ ˈspōk-ˌshāv How to pronounce spokeshave (audio) \

Definition of spokeshave

: a drawknife or small transverse plane with end handles for planing convex or concave surfaces

Examples of spokeshave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shape on a lathe, or with a spokeshave or surform rasp. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 24 Apr. 2021 Use a sabre saw to make the curved cuts, and remove the saw marks with sandpaper or a spokeshave. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of spokeshave

1510, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spokeshave

spoke entry 2

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“Spokeshave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokeshave. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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