• Iron Spokeshave.  Pattern-maker's Spokeshave
    Iron Spokeshave. Pattern-maker's Spokeshave
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spokeshave a small plane that has a handle on each side of its blade; used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces (originally wheel spokes)
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Using a Spokeshave Using a Spokeshave

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spokeshave spōk"shāv` A kind of drawing knife or planing tool for dressing the spokes of wheels, the shells of blocks, and other curved work.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spokeshave A wheelwrights' and carpenters' tool, having a plane-bit between two handles, formerly used in shaping wagon-spokes, but now in woodwork of every kind.
    • n spokeshave A ring with cutting edge attached to a handle, used in certain operations within the cavity of the nose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spokeshave spōk′shāv a carpenter's tool having a plane-bit between two bandies for curved work, &c.
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In literature:

Allowance should be made for this and the surplus removed with a spokeshave.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Spokeshave must have shouted down the Irishman's throat, for the next instant he poked his head up the hatchway.
"The Ghost Ship" by John C. Hutcheson
I shall smooth it down with my knife if I can't borrow a spokeshave.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
With a plane or spokeshave round these up until they taper from 1 in.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Finish this sheer line with a spokeshave.
"Harper's Young People, July 6, 1880" by Various
Prepare the cocoanuts by cutting them up into thin slices with a spokeshave or machine.
"The Candy Maker's Guide" by Fletcher Manufacturing Company
Holding the thin end in the vise, pare the curves with a knife, spokeshave, or draw-knife.
"Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop" by Harris W. Moore