- a half-round hammer used for grooving and spreading iron.
- a tool or part of a die for reducing the sectional area of a piece of work.
- a groove running along the flat of a sword blade.
- to reduce the sectional area of (a piece of metal) with a fuller or fullers.
Origin of fuller2
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After fullering the stock it is placed on the anvil and squared up.
This fullering is done on the bottom fuller, which is placed on the anvil.
After this fullering the forging will appear as in Fig. 2955.
Rudimentary key-hold type, much decayed but with slight traces of fullering, probably eight nail holes, four on each side.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology
Ivor Noel Hume
The V-piece to be welded in should bear at the bottom of the V, and the weld made by fullering.
- a person who fulls cloth for his living
Old English fullere, from Latin fullō
- Also called: fullering tool a tool for forging a groove
- a tool for caulking a riveted joint
- (tr) to forge (a groove) or caulk (a riveted joint) with a fuller
C19: perhaps from the name Fuller
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Word Origin and History for fullering
"one who fulls cloth," Old English fullere, from Latin fullo "fuller" (see foil (v.)). The substance called fuller's earth (silicate of alumina) is first recorded 1520s, so called because it was used in cleansing cloth.
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