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jack plane

noun Carpentry.
  1. a plane for rough surfacing.
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Origin of jack plane

First recorded in 1805–15
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Historical Examples

  • After this is done their edges should be trimmed neatly with a jack-plane.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • The outside of the hull can be finished up with a sharp knife and a jack-plane.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

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

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • Perhaps if you got a jack-plane and planed the walls off it would suffice.

  • With the jack-plane face one side and one edge perfectly straight and true at right angles.

    Hand-Craft

    John D. Sutcliffe


British Dictionary definitions for jack plane

jack plane

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