verb (used with object)
to give a smooth finish to (metal) by striking lightly with a smoothly faced hammer or die.
to give a smooth finish to (metal, paper, etc.) by passing through rolls.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English planyssyng Related forms
(gerund) < Old French planiss-,
long stem of planir
to smooth, derivative of plan
level < Latin plānus plain1