Synonyms for adze

Grammar : Noun
Spell : adz
Phonetic Transcription : ædz

Définition of adze

Origin :
  • also adz, Middle English adese, adse, from Old English adesa "adze, hatchet," of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to Old French aisse, Latin ascia "axe" (see ax). Spelling with -z- is from 18c. Adze "has been monosyllabic only since the seventeenth century. The word has no cognates, though it resembles the names of the adz and the hammer in many languages" [Liberman, 2008].
  • As in chisel : noun shaping tool
Example sentences :
  • Let us see: Suppose an adze were handed to a carpenter for him to square a beam with it.
  • Extract from : « Foma Gordyeff » by Maxim Gorky
  • Chipping it with an adze, and boring it with an augur, to ascertain its quality.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • Presently, Adze called out that he had made the pumps act at last.
  • Extract from : « The White Squall » by John Conroy Hutcheson
  • It is of little consequence on which my adze is first employed.
  • Extract from : « The King's Own » by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • They are not very heavy, and not so much of a load as your sledge-hammer and adze.
  • Extract from : « In The Saddle » by Oliver Optic
  • Deck wanted to know more about the man with the sledge and the adze.
  • Extract from : « In The Saddle » by Oliver Optic
  • Tools were all too few—a hammer, a saw, and an adze were all we had.
  • Extract from : « The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete » by Gilbert Parker
  • He dropped the adze he held in his hand and went to meet her.
  • Extract from : « The Marriage of Esther » by Guy Boothby
  • The adze was used not only for wood-work but also for dressing limestone.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 » by Various
  • The blade was curved, like a carpenter's adze, and at its head was a short pick.
  • Extract from : « Northwest! » by Harold Bindloss

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