a tool for bending cold metal to a required shape.
a tool, die, or stamp for giving a particular shape to metal on an anvil, in a stamping press, etc.
verb (used with object)
to bend or shape by means of a swage.
to reduce or taper (an object), as by forging or squeezing.
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Origin: Related forms
1325–75; Middle English souage < Middle French