jack plane

  1. a plane for rough surfacing.

Origin of jack plane

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby jack plane

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How to use jack plane in a sentence

  • Th' likes iv ye wud want to see th' tariff rejooced with a jack plane or an ice pick.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • The probate judge of Madison was a common jack-plane carpenter from Oregon, and his sheriff could not write.

  • It was about nine o'clock in the forenoon, when I was busily employed with the jack-plane on one of the sweeps.

    Twelve Years a Slave | Solomon Northup
  • This applies particularly to the jack plane, but is bad practice with the others as well.

    Carpentry for Boys | J. S. Zerbe
  • In a smooth-plane 1⁄32 inch is enough, in a jack-plane ⅛ inch is often desirable.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes

British Dictionary definitions for jack plane

jack plane

  1. a carpenter's plane, usually with a wooden body, used for rough planing of timber

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