Adze vs Pickaxe - What's the difference?

adze | pickaxe |


As nouns the difference between adze and pickaxe

is that adze is father while pickaxe is a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle; one end of the head is pointed, the other has a chisel edge.

As a verb pickaxe is

to use a pickaxe.

adze

English

Alternative forms

* adz (US)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A cutting tool that has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle and is used in shaping wood.
  • * 1719 , :
  • ...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 adze .

    See also

    * adze-eye hammer * axe * mattock

    References

    Verb

    (adz)
  • To shape a material using an adze.
  • Anagrams

    *

    pickaxe

    Alternative forms

    * pickax * pick-axe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle; one end of the head is pointed, the other has a chisel edge.
  • Verb

    (pickax)
  • To use a pickaxe.