drawshave
Drawing knife Draw"ing knife", Drawknife Draw"knife`, n. 1. A woodworker`s and joiner's tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; -- called also {drawshave}, and {drawing shave}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Carp.) A tool used for the purpose of making an incision along the path a saw is to follow, to prevent it from tearing the surface of the wood. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Drawshave — Draw shave , n. See {Drawing knife}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawshave — [drô′shāv΄] n. DRAWKNIFE …   English World dictionary

  • drawshave — noun Date: 1828 drawknife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drawshave — /draw shayv /, n. Carpentry. drawknife. [1820 30; DRAW + SHAVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • drawshave — draw•shave [[t]ˈdrɔˌʃeɪv[/t]] n. bui drawknife • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • drawshave — /ˈdrɔʃeɪv/ (say drawshayv) noun → drawknife …   Australian English dictionary

  • drawshave — noun a woodworker s knife to shave surfaces • Syn: ↑drawknife • Hypernyms: ↑knife * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : drawknife * * * /draw shayv /, n. Carpentry. drawknife. [1820 30; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drawing knife — Draw ing knife , Drawknife Draw knife , n. 1. A woodworker s and joiner s tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; called also {drawshave}, and {drawing shave}. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing shave — Drawing knife Draw ing knife , Drawknife Draw knife , n. 1. A woodworker s and joiner s tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; called also {drawshave}, and {drawing shave}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawknife — n. see {drawing knife}. Syn: drawshave. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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