swage block

swage block

noun
an iron block containing holes and grooves of various sizes, used for heading bolts and shaping objects not easily worked on an anvil.

Origin:
1835–45

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swage block
 
n
an iron block cut with holes, recesses, and grooves to assist in the cold-working of metal

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