drop-forge

drop forge

noun Metalworking.
a device for making large forgings in which a heavy object is allowed to fall vertically upon a piece of work placed on an anvil or between dies.
Also called drop hammer, drop press.


Origin:
1895–1900

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drop-forge

[drop-fawrj, -fohrj]
verb (used with object), drop-forged, drop-forging. Metalworking.
to form in a drop forge.

Origin:
1890–95

drop-forger, noun
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drop forge
 
n
1.  Also called: drop hammer a device for forging metal between two dies, one of which is fixed, the other acting by gravity or by steam or hydraulic pressure
 
vb
2.  to forge (metal) into (a component) by the use of a drop forge

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