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planer

[pley-ner] /ˈpleɪ nər/
noun
1.
Carpentry. a power machine for removing the rough or excess surface from a board.
2.
Metalworking. a machine for cutting flat surfaces, having a cutting tool supported by an overhead frame beneath which the work slides back and forth.
Compare shaper (def 2).
3.
Typesetting. a block of smooth, hard wood for leveling the type in a chase by tapping with a mallet.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see plane2, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for planers

planer

/ˈpleɪnə/
noun
1.
a machine with a cutting tool that makes repeated horizontal strokes across the surface of a workpiece: used to cut flat surfaces into metal
2.
a machine for planing wood, esp one in which the cutting blades are mounted on a rotating drum
3.
(printing) a flat piece of wood used to level type in a chase
4.
any person or thing that planes
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