planish

[ plan-ish ]
/ ˈplæn ɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)

to give a smooth finish to (metal) by striking lightly with a smoothly faced hammer or die.
to give a smooth finish to (metal, paper, etc.) by passing through rolls.

Nearby words

  1. planimeter,
  2. planimetric,
  3. planimetry,
  4. planing,
  5. planing hull,
  6. planisphere,
  7. plank,
  8. plank floor,
  9. plank-sheer,
  10. planking

Origin of planish

1350–1400; Middle English planyssyng (gerund) < Old French planiss-, long stem of planir to smooth, derivative of plan level < Latin plānus plain1

Related formsplan·ish·er, nounun·plan·ished, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for planish

planish

/ (ˈplænɪʃ) /

verb

(tr) to give a final finish to (metal) by hammering or rolling to produce a smooth surface
Derived Formsplanisher, noun

Word Origin for planish

C16: from Old French planir to smooth out, from Latin plānus flat, plain 1

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