- a wedgelike, spherical, or other striking end of a hammer head opposite the face.
- to enlarge, straighten, or smooth with a peen.
- to strengthen (a metal surface) by light hammering or by bombardment with steel balls or shot.
Origin of peen
Examples from the Web for peen
Contemporary Examples of peen
He has shown his appreciation with constant references to his peen in any and every media outlet.In Honor of John Mayer’s New Album, 11 Things to Know About His Penis
May 22, 2012
Historical Examples of peen
“It had peen better to send word,” calmly returned the warder.The White Rose of Langley
Emily Sarah Holt
Grasp the face with the tongs and place the peen in the fire.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals
Charles Conrad Sleffel
But say, I vos sorry I peen shot town pefore we got to Malolos.The Campaign of the Jungle
Dot Vrankie Merrivell vos a taisy, undt he don'd peen afrait a show to gif anypody.
Uf I don't ged avay oud uf here righd off, I peen gone grazy!
- the end of a hammer head opposite the striking face, often rounded or wedge-shaped
- (tr) to strike with the peen of a hammer or with a stream of metal shot in order to bend or shape (a sheet of metal)
Word Origin for peen
1680s, "sharp or thin end of a hammer head, opposite the face," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal penn "peen," Old Swedish pæna "beat iron thin with a hammer"). Earlier as a verb, "to beat thin with a hammer" (1510s).