Definition of adze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

adze

 noun
(North American English also adz)noun
BrE BrE//ædz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ædz//
 
 
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a heavy tool with a curved blade at right angles to the handle, used for cutting or shaping large pieces of wood Word Origin Old English adesa, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adze