swage


1swage

noun \ˈswāj, ˈswej\

Definition of SWAGE

:  a tool used by metalworkers for shaping their work by holding it on the work or the work on it and striking with a hammer or sledge

Origin of SWAGE

Middle English, ornamental border, from Middle French souage
First Known Use: circa 1812

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

Rhymes with SWAGE

2swage

transitive verb
swagedswag·ing

Definition of SWAGE

:  to shape by or as if by means of a swage

First Known Use of SWAGE

1831

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

swage

transitive verb \ˈswāj, ˈswej\   (Medical Dictionary)
swagedswag·ing

Medical Definition of SWAGE

: to fuse (a strand of suture) onto the end of a surgical needle

swage

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Perforated cast-iron or steel block with grooved sides, used by metalworkers for shaping their work by holding it on the work (or the work on it) and striking with a hammer or sledge. Swage blocks are used in heading bolts and swaging bars by hand.

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