An axlike tool with a curved blade at right angles to the handle, used for shaping wood.
Origin of adzeMiddle English adese from Old English adesa
- A cutting tool that has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle and is used in shaping wood.
(third-person singular simple present adzes, present participle adzing, simple past and past participle adzed)
- To shape a material using an adze.
From Old English adesa, of obscure origin.