swager

swage

[sweyj]
noun
1.
a tool for bending cold metal to a required shape.
2.
a tool, die, or stamp for giving a particular shape to metal on an anvil, in a stamping press, etc.
verb (used with object), swaged, swaging.
4.
to bend or shape by means of a swage.
5.
to reduce or taper (an object), as by forging or squeezing.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English souage < Middle French

swager, noun
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swage (sweɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
2.  a decorative moulding
 
vb
3.  (tr) to form (metal) with a swage
 
[C19: from French souage, of unknown origin]
 
'swager
 
n

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