Alternative forms Edit
Middle English , adse , from adese Old English , adesa m., eadesa f., from adese Proto-Germanic m., from *adesan Proto-Indo-European (compare *Hodʰ-es-on Hittite ‘axe, hatchet’). ateš(ša) 
adze ( plural ) adzes
tool that has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle and is used in shaping wood.
1719, Daniel Defoe, :
...if I wanted a board, I had no other way but to cut down a tree, set it on an edge before me, and hew it flat on either side with my axe, till I brought it to be thin as a plank, and then dub it smooth with my
External links Edit
^ Guus Kroonen, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 2.
adze ( third-person singular simple present , adzes present participle , adzing simple past and past participle ) adzed
To shape a material using an adze.
to shape material with an adze