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noun Metalworking.
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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Also called drop hammer, drop press.

Origin of drop forge

First recorded in 1895–1900

Other definitions for drop forge (2 of 2)

drop-forge
[ drop-fawrj, -fohrj ]
/ ˈdrɒpˌfɔrdʒ, -ˌfoʊrdʒ /

verb (used with object), drop-forged, drop-forg·ing.Metalworking.
to form in a drop forge.

Origin of drop-forge

First recorded in 1890–95

OTHER WORDS FROM drop-forge

drop-forger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for drop forge

drop forge

noun
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
verb drop-forge (tr)
to forge (metal) into (a component) by the use of a drop forge
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