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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A woodworker's knife to scrape surfaces.

Usage examples (6)
  • Old-timers will recall "hoop poles", tall slender young saplings of shagbark hickory that were split and fashioned with the "drawshave" into barrel hoops.
  • But there was a cooper's shop in town, and James was already very handy with a drawshave in getting out staves.
  • Between his knees is a stout thong of wood, whittled round by the drawshave which his sleeping hand still holds in his lap.
  • A hundred years ago Fairhaven had a dozen men or more who, with an auger, an adz, a broadax and a drawshave, could build a boat or a house warranted to outlast the owner. for more
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