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adz

[adz] /ædz/
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
900
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
Can be confused
adds, ads, adz.

adze

[adz] /ædz/
noun, verb (used with object), adzed, adzing.
1.
adz.
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British Dictionary definitions for adzed

adze

/ædz/
noun
1.
a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber
Word Origin
Old English adesa
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Word Origin and History for adzed
adze
O.E. adesa "adze, hatchet," of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to O.Fr. aisse, L. ascia "axe."
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Related Abbreviations for adzed

ADZ

advise (shortwave transmission)
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