Adz



an axlike tool, for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved, chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the wooden handle.
to dress or shape (wood) with an adz.
Historical Examples

At such times he made what was in the nature of a spring for the door, explaining later that he had been to sharpen his adz.
Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine

adze, adz, adz, n. a carpenter’s tool consisting of a thin arched blade with its edge at right angles to the handle.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

It was a dugout or canoe, made by hollowing with axe and adz a section of a cucumber tree.
A Dream of Empire William Henry Venable

When a whaling-captain hove in sight I just rested on my adz awhile and “gammed” with him.
Sailing Alone Around The World Joshua Slocum

Inside of ten minutes he was chuckling over the awkward efforts of one scout to handle an adz and showing him the proper method.
Under Boy Scout Colors Joseph Bushnell Ames

The thick cuttings from a wedge-shaped wood-working tool, as from an axe or adz.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose

Figure 16 represents the only adz or gouge form implement found.
Archeological Investigations Gerard Fowke

From this fête he returned eagerly to his work, with saw, hammer and adz, at Zaandam.
The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott

I used to feed the chief well and one day I told him Ed had stolen my adz.
Old Rail Fence Corners Various

Let your meal be so hard trod in your cask that you shall need an adz or hatchet to work it out with.
A Source Book in American History to 1787 Various

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