[ sweyj ]
/ sweɪdʒ /
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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 swageswager, noun
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How to use swage in a sentence
Frequently swaging is practised at once, without the preliminary detail of fullering.
The ends are upset or enlarged in order to leave enough metal to be dressed down flush, by swaging or by flattering.
Decreased in diameter, width or thickness, by forging or swaging.
An ingot of tungsten is subjected to vigorous swaging until it takes the form of a rod.Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh
The welding of the whole may then be done at one heat, swaging the outside of the collar first.
British Dictionary definitions for swage
/ (sweɪdʒ) /
a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
a decorative moulding
(tr) to form (metal) with a swage
Derived forms of swageswager, noun
Word Origin for swage
C19: from French souage, of unknown origin
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