adz

adz

[adz]
noun
1.
an axlike tool, for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved, chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the wooden handle.
verb (used with object)
2.
to dress or shape (wood) with an adz.
Also, adze.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English ad(e)se, Old English adesa; *ad-es-, of obscure origin, appears to be formed like ax, and might by association with the latter have lost *w-; if so, < Germanic *wad-, cognate with Lithuanian vedegà adz

adds, ads, adz.
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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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ADZ
advise (shortwave transmission)
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