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.
Origin of swage
1325–75; Middle English souage < Middle FrenchRelated formsswag·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swaging
a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
a decorative moulding
Derived Formsswager, noun
(tr) to form (metal) with a swage
Word Origin for swage
C19: from French souage, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for swaging
"to shape or bend by use of a tool," 1831, from swage (n.), the name of the tool for bending or shaping cold metal (1812), from Old French souage.
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