a tool for bending cold metal to a required shape.
a tool, die, or stamp for giving a particular shape to metal on an anvil, in a stamping press, etc.
to bend or shape by means of a swage.
to reduce or taper (an object), as by forging or squeezing.
- swager, noun
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How to use swage in a sentence
The shank and tang are now heated, and a proper form given to them by means of a die and swage.
The round files are formed by a swage similar to those used by common smiths, but a little conical.
This is too fragile to bear the action of the opposite steel dies of the swage above described.
Then they are brought out of the fire, put in a swage, end to end, and struck on the ends with a sledge hammer.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals | Charles Conrad Sleffel
The arm should be drawn out of a piece of flat iron and made half round by a swage on the anvil.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals | Charles Conrad Sleffel
British Dictionary definitions for swage
a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
a decorative moulding
(tr) to form (metal) with a swage
- swager, noun
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