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adze

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noun
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), adzed, adz·ing.
to dress or shape (wood) with an adze.
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Origin of adze

First recorded before 900; Middle English ad(e)se, Old English adesa; of obscure origin
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adze

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/ (ædz) /

noun
a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber

Word Origin for adze

Old English adesa
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