Definition of spokeshave in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspōkˌSHāv/


A small plane with a handle on each side of its blade, used for shaping curved surfaces (originally wheel spokes).
Example sentences
  • Likewise, members could make videos of groups of tools (gauges, planes, saws, drawknives, and spokeshaves) demonstrating their use.
  • However, this is not the only outfit deploying the block plane and spokeshave.
  • Booth & Mills, makers of braces, bits, spokeshaves, screwdrivers, squares, saw pads, and such displayed along with other manufactures, their products at trade fairs.


[with object]
Shape with a spokeshave.
Example sentences
  • Handscrews can also be useful for holding irregular-shaped pieces for carving or spokeshaving work.
  • I also added the headstock ‘wings’, and have been spokeshaving myself a neck profile.
  • The legs were rough cut with a bandsaw and spokeshaved to final curve, lots of fun getting them all the same.

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Syllabification: spoke·shave

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