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swage

[sweyj] /sweɪdʒ/
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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English souage < Middle French
Related forms
swager, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swager

swage

/sweɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
2.
a decorative moulding
verb
3.
(transitive) to form (metal) with a swage
Derived Forms
swager, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French souage, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for swager
n.

1881, agent noun from swage.

swage

v.

"to shape or bend by use of a tool," 1831, from swage (n.), the name of the tool for bending or shaping cold metal (1812), from Old French souage.

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