English version

adze

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Tools
adzeadze, adz /Ʀdz/ noun [countable] šŸ”Š šŸ”Š TZa sharp tool with the blade at a right angle to the handle, used to shape wood
Examples from the Corpus
adzeā€¢ If an adze was used, smaller trees might have been more practical so that one finished square might be one round long.ā€¢ We came to a stream and crossed it on a tree trunk some one had flattened with an adze.ā€¢ When a new site is chosen for cultivation, the undergrowth is removed, and later the trees, with an adze.ā€¢ In exchange they eagerly proffered jade adze blades as well as weapons and articles of clothing.ā€¢ The Maori obtained their nephrite adze blades by cutting grooves from either face of a boulder, using abrasives and water.
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