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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adz, adzenoun

    an edge tool used to cut and shape wood

Wiktionary

  1. adzenoun

    A cutting tool that has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle and is used in shaping wood.

  2. adzeverb

    To shape a material using an adze.

  3. Etymology: From adesa, of obscure origin.

Wikipedia

  1. Adze

    An adze (; alternative spelling: adz) is an ancient and versatile cutting tool similar to an axe but with the cutting edge perpendicular to the handle rather than parallel. Adzes have been used since the Stone Age. They are used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking, and as a hoe for agriculture and horticulture. Two basic forms of an adze are the hand adze (short hoe)—a short-handled tool swung with one hand—and the foot adze (hoe)—a long-handled tool capable of powerful swings using both hands, the cutting edge usually striking at foot or shin level. A similar tool is called a mattock, which differs by having two blades, one perpendicular to the handle and one parallel.

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  1. adze

    An adze is a tool similar to an axe, usually used in woodworking or sculpting. It has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle, which allows the user to chip or carve away material from the surface of wood or stone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adzenoun

    a carpenter's or cooper's tool, formed with a thin arching blade set at right angles to the handle. It is used for chipping or slicing away the surface of wood

  2. Etymology: [OE. adese, adis, adse, AS. adesa, adese, ax, hatchet.]

Wikidata

  1. Adze

    An adze is an ancient type of edge tool dating back to the stone age. Adzes are used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking, similar to an axe but with the head mounted perpendicular to the handle. Two basic forms of an adze are the hand adze, a short handled tool swung with one hand, and a foot adz, a long handled tool capable of powerful swings using both hands - the cutting edge usually striking at foot or shin level. The blade of an adze is set at right angles to the tool's shaft, unlike the blade of an axe which is set in line with the shaft. A very similar tool used for digging in hard ground is called a mattock.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adze

    Adz, adz, n. a carpenter's tool consisting of a thin arched blade with its edge at right angles to the handle. [A.S. adesa; ultimate origin unknown.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adze

    A cutting tool of the axe kind, for dubbing flat and circular work, much used by shipwrights, especially by the Parsee builders in India, with whom it serves for axe, plane, and chisel. It is a curious fact that from the polar regions to the equator, and southerly throughout Polynesia, this instrument and its peculiar adaptations, whether made of iron, basalt, nephrite, &c., all preserve the same idea or identity of conception. ÆINAUTÆ. Senators of Miletus, who held their deliberations on board ship. ÆRATÆ. Ancient ships fitted with brazen prows.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adze in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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