or adze



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)

to dress or shape (wood) with an adz.


Nearby words

  1. adygei,
  2. adygei republic,
  3. adynamia,
  4. adynamic ileus,
  5. adytum,
  6. adze,
  7. adzhar autonomous republic,
  8. adzhar autonomous soviet socialist republic,
  9. adzharistan,
  10. adzuki

Origin of adz

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 confusedadds ads adz Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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