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planer

[ pley-ner ]
/ ˈpleɪ nər /
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noun
Carpentry. a power machine for removing the rough or excess surface from a board.
Metalworking. a machine for cutting flat surfaces, having a cutting tool supported by an overhead frame beneath which the work slides back and forth.Compare shaper (def. 2).
Typesetting. a block of smooth, hard wood for leveling the type in a chase by tapping with a mallet.
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Origin of planer

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at plane2, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for planer

planer
/ (ˈpleɪnə) /

noun
a machine with a cutting tool that makes repeated horizontal strokes across the surface of a workpiece: used to cut flat surfaces into metal
a machine for planing wood, esp one in which the cutting blades are mounted on a rotating drum
printing a flat piece of wood used to level type in a chase
any person or thing that planes
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