A word of which I am fond for its uses in the game of Scrabble as well as its euphoniousness. The tool itself has always seemed rather a dangerous one, in my eyes. It seems like it would have a propensity to wound the wielder.
A carpenter's or cooper's tool, like an axe with the blade set at right angles to the handle and curving inwards towards it; used for cutting or slicing away the surface of wood.
Comb. adze-like a.