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shaper

[shey-per] /ˈʃeɪ pər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that shapes.
2.
a machine tool for forming flat surfaces, consisting of a frame, usually horizontal, on which the work is held while a cutting tool moves along it with a reciprocating motion.
Compare planer (def 2).
3.
(in woodworking) a stationary power tool driving a vertical spindle to which cutters are locked, used in joinery and for forming decorative edges.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see shape, -er1
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