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drop-forge

[drop-fawrj, -fohrj]
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verb (used with object), drop-forged, drop-forg·ing. Metalworking.
  1. to form in a drop forge.
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Origin of drop-forge

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formsdrop-forg·er, noun

drop forge

noun Metalworking.
  1. a device for making large forgings in which a heavy object is allowed to fall vertically upon a piece of work placed on an anvil or between dies.
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Origin of drop forge

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called drop hammer, drop press.
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British Dictionary definitions for drop-forge

drop forge

noun
  1. Also called: drop hammer a device for forging metal between two dies, one of which is fixed, the other acting by gravity or by steam or hydraulic pressure
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verb drop-forge (tr)
  1. to forge (metal) into (a component) by the use of a drop forge
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