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fore plane

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noun Carpentry.
  1. a plane, intermediate in size between a jack plane and a jointer plane, used for preliminary smoothing.
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Origin of fore plane

First recorded in 1695–1705
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Carpenters, in using the fore-plane, draw it towards them instead of pushing it from them.

    Foot-prints of Travel

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • The fore-plane or trying-plane is longer and larger than the jack-plane.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • But when you gum the small cardboard weight to its fore-plane, the action of the model is changed.

    The Aeroplane

    Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper

  • The Wrights were, indeed, astonished at the celerity with which the glider responded to the fore-plane.

    The Aeroplane

    Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper

  • If you should use a jack-plane to do the work of a fore-plane, have it ground more squarely across like the fore-plane.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler