adze

[adz]
noun, verb (used with object), adzed, adzing.
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adze or (US) adz (ædz)
 
n
a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber
 
[Old English adesa]
 
adz or (US) adz
 
n
 
[Old English adesa]

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adze
O.E. adesa "adze, hatchet," of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to O.Fr. aisse, L. ascia "axe."
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Example sentences
Finishing requires skill with traditional adze and curved knife.
To use a cutting adze, stand astride or on top of the log to be hewed.
The walls and floors were of thick, adze finished planks.
Also paddles and carved masks as well as dishes, fishing net hoops digging
  sticks, and adze handles were made from the wood.
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