[ spohk-sheyv ]
/ ˈspoʊkˌʃeɪv /


a cutting tool having a blade set between two handles, originally for shaping spokes, but now in general use for dressing curved edges of wood and forming round bars and shapes.

Origin of spokeshave

First recorded in 1500–10; spoke2 + shave
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British Dictionary definitions for spokeshave

/ (ˈspəʊkˌʃeɪv) /


a small plane with two handles, one on each side of its blade, used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces, such as spokes
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