- to form in a drop forge.
Origin of drop-forge
First recorded in 1890–95
- 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.
Origin of drop forge
First recorded in 1895–1900
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- 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
- to forge (metal) into (a component) by the use of a drop forge