shapers

shaper

[shey-per]
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; Middle English; see shape, -er1

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