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spokeshave

[spohk-sheyv]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of spokeshave

First recorded in 1500–10; spoke2 + shave
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Examples from the Web for spokeshave

Historical Examples

  • Allowance should be made for this and the surplus removed with a spokeshave.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • Quite so,” shoved in Spokeshave again in his parrot fashion; “quite so, sir.

    The Ghost Ship

    John C. Hutcheson

  • Just what I said to Spokeshave, sir, before I came down to call you awhile ago.

    The Ghost Ship

    John C. Hutcheson

  • I am not so well informed as you are concerning the dramatic world, Spokeshave.

    The Ghost Ship

    John C. Hutcheson

  • Put the stick in your bench vise, and shape it with a spokeshave.


British Dictionary definitions for spokeshave

spokeshave

noun
  1. 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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