Meaning of ADZ in English


I. noun

or adze ˈadz also ˈaa(ə)-

( plural adz·es )

Etymology: Middle English adse, adese, from Old English adesa

: a cutting tool that has a thin arched blade sharpened on the concave side and set at right angles to the handle and is used principally for rough-shaping wood

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II. transitive verb

or adze “

( adzed ; adzed ; adzing ; adzes )

: to cut or shape with an adz

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