adz definition

  • noun:
    • An axlike tool with a curved blade at right angles on handle, useful for shaping wood.
    • Alternative spelling of adze.
    • A carpenter's or cooper's device, formed with a thin arching knife set at right sides towards the handle. Its utilized for chipping or slicing away the outer lining of wood.
    • A cutting-tool notably like an ax, but obtaining the knife put at right angles into handle and created to a curve almost corresponding to its sweep through the atmosphere when used.
    • an advantage device familiar with reduce and profile lumber
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cut with an adz.
  • others:
    • To chip or profile with an adz: as, to adz logs or timber.

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