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adz an axlike tool with a curved, sharp-edged head set crosswise to the handle, used for shaping large pieces of wood.
barnacle any of a large group of marine crustaceans that are free-floating as larvae, but attach to submerged or intertidal surfaces such as wharves, rocks, ship bottoms, and the like, and form sharp-edged shells as adults. [1/3 definitions]
bowie knife a hunting knife about fifteen inches long that has a single-edged, pointed blade and a crosspiece and is usu. sheathed.
claymore a double-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.
cut to pierce, slice, or hew with a sharp-edged implement such as a knife, ax, saw, or scissors. [2/25 definitions]
cycloid of fish, having scales that are round and smooth-edged. [1/3 definitions]
kris a short, double-edged Malayan dagger, usu. having a wavy blade.
lancet a small, sharp, two-edged surgical knife used for small incisions or opening boils or abscesses.
learned well-educated; knowledgeable; scholarly. [1/3 definitions]
op art a style of abstract, usu. hard-edged art in which forms, spaces, and colors are deliberately arranged to produce optical ambiguities and illusions.
op-ed being or pertaining to an op-ed. [1/2 definitions]
pipe cutter a tool consisting of a curved jaw fitted with one or more sharp-edged disks that cuts metal pipes by being rotated around them.
rapier a double-edged sword with a cuplike hilt, used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for slashing and thrusting. [1/2 definitions]
razor a very sharp-edged square-ended blade with a folding handle, used for shaving. [1/4 definitions]
reformatory a corrective institution for disciplining and re-educating young offenders; reform school. [1/2 definitions]
saber a dueling or fencing sword with a cup-shaped hand guard and a two-edged blade. [1/3 definitions]
scimitar a curved, one-edged sword that originated in the Orient.
self-taught having taught oneself; self-educated. [1/2 definitions]
squeegee a T-shaped tool that has a rubber-edged blade on a handle and is used to sweep water or other liquid from or across a surface such as a window. [1/2 definitions]
substandard considered unacceptable in spoken or written usage, esp. by well-educated people. [1/2 definitions]
suff. abbreviation of "suffix," in grammar, an affix that is added to the end of a word, such as "-ed" in "wanted" or "-ment" in "entertainment."