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English definition of “adze”

adze

noun [C] uk (US usually adz)   /ædz/ us  
a tool like an axe with the blade at an angle of approximately 90° to the handle, used for cutting and shaping woodToolsGardening tools
(Definition of adze from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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