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swage

[ sweyj ]
/ sweɪdʒ /
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noun
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.
verb (used with object), swaged, swag·ing.
to bend or shape by means of a swage.
to reduce or taper (an object), as by forging or squeezing.
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Origin of swage

1325–75; Middle English souage<Middle French

OTHER WORDS FROM swage

swager, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swage

swage
/ (sweɪdʒ) /

noun
a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
a decorative moulding
verb
(tr) to form (metal) with a swage

Derived forms of swage

swager, noun

Word Origin for swage

C19: from French souage, of unknown origin
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