spokeshave
noun Etymology: 2spoke Date: 1510 a drawknife or small transverse plane with end handles for planing convex or concave surfaces

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  • Spokeshave — Spoke shave (sp[=o]k sh[=a]v ), n. A kind of drawing knife or planing tool for dressing the spokes of wheels, the shells of blocks, and other curved work. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spokeshave — [spōk′shāv΄] n. a cutting or planing tool consisting of a blade with a curved handle at either end; orig. used to shape spokes, but now used for trimming and smoothing rounded surfaces …   English World dictionary

  • Spokeshave — A spokeshave is a tool used to shape and smooth wooden rods and shafts often for use as wheel spokes, chair legs (particularly complex shapes such as the cabriole leg), [http://books.google.com/books?id=AHjdVVTZ9cMC pg=PA208 ots=WKmJIrdxCg… …   Wikipedia

  • spokeshave — /spohk shayv /, n. a cutting tool having a blade set between two handles, originally for shaping spokes, but now in general use for dressing curved edges of wood and forming round bars and shapes. [1500 10; SPOKE2 + SHAVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • spokeshave — noun A woodworking tool used to shape and smooth rods and shafts often for use as wheel spokes, chair legs or arrows …   Wiktionary

  • spokeshave — n. cutting or planing tool comprised of a blade with handles on both ends (originally used to shape spokes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spokeshave —    A small planing tool for cutting away a thin slice of wood. It consists of a blade with a handle for each hand at its sides. Also see draw knife …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • spokeshave — [ spəʊkʃeɪv] noun a small plane with a handle on each side of its blade, used for shaping curved surfaces (originally wheel spokes) …   English new terms dictionary

  • spokeshave — spoke•shave [[t]ˈspoʊkˌʃeɪv[/t]] n. bui a cutting tool having a blade set between two handles, used for dressing curved edges of wood and forming round bars and shapes • Etymology: 1500–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • spokeshave — /ˈspoʊkʃeɪv/ (say spohkshayv) noun a cutting tool having a blade set between two handles, originally for shaping spokes, but now in general use for dressing curved edges of wood and in forming round bars and shapes. {spoke2 + shave} …   Australian English dictionary

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