facer

[fey-ser]
noun
1.
a person or thing that faces.
2.
Informal. a blow in the face.
3.
British Informal. an unexpected major difficulty, dilemma, or defeat.

Origin:
1505–15; face + -er1

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facer (ˈfeɪsə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that faces
2.  a lathe tool used to turn a face perpendicular to the axis of rotation
3.  informal (Brit) a difficulty or problem

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After the honeycombing, the workers smoothed the surface of the faces with a hand facer or bumper tool.
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