What does adz or adze mean?
The definition of adz and adze
Adz, Adze, n.
Etym: [OE. adese, adis, adse, AS. adesa, adese, ax, hatchet.]

A carpenter’s or cooper’s tool, formed with a thin arching blade set at right angles to the handle. It is used for chipping or slicing away the surface of wood.