- a tool for bending cold metal to a required shape.
- a tool, die, or stamp for giving a particular shape to metal on an anvil, in a stamping press, etc.
- swage block.
- to bend or shape by means of a swage.
- to reduce or taper (an object), as by forging or squeezing.
Origin of swage
1325–75; Middle English souage < Middle French
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- a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
- a decorative moulding
- (tr) to form (metal) with a swage
C19: from French souage, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for swagers
"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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