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facing tool

noun

, Metalworking.
  1. a lathe tool for smoothing a plane surface at right angles to the axis of rotation.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of facing tool1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

To break the seal, a hollow reamer or facing tool, fitted into a drill press or breast drill, is slipped over the post.

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.

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