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noun

an iron block containing holes and grooves of various sizes, used for heading bolts and shaping objects not easily worked on an anvil.

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Origin of swage block

First recorded in 1835–45

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swage block

noun

an iron block cut with holes, recesses, and grooves to assist in the cold-working of metal
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