[ shey-per ]
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  1. a person or thing that shapes.

  2. a machine tool for forming flat surfaces, consisting of a frame, usually horizontal, on which the work is held while a cutting tool moves along it with a reciprocating motion.: Compare planer (def. 2).

  1. (in woodworking) a stationary power tool driving a vertical spindle to which cutters are locked, used in joinery and for forming decorative edges.

Origin of shaper

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at shape, -er1

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