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facing tool

noun, Metalworking.
a lathe tool for smoothing a plane surface at right angles to the axis of rotation.
Origin of facing tool
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A facing tool, shown in the working position in Fig. 36, is placed at this station of the turret, being held in the turret hole.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • To break the seal, a hollow reamer or facing tool, fitted into a drill press or breast drill, is slipped over the post.

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