forg·​ing | \ˈfȯr-jiŋ \

Definition of forging 

1 : the art or process of forging

2 : a piece of forged work

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Safran Chief Executive Philippe Petitcolin has blamed the delays on the joint venture’s own supplier issues, such as with forgings, often-large metal parts that can be difficult to produce. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Boeing, Airbus Strain to Deliver the New Jets They Have Promised," 15 July 2018 Brian Pelke, president of Kay Manufacturing Co., an auto supplier near Chicago, is eager to see whether the tariffs apply to steel forgings as well as to raw steel. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Optimism for Manufacturers Upended With Trump’s Tariff Pledge," 4 Mar. 2018 The forging of a katana was an intricate and ritualized affair. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 The Hallé Orchestra was ratcheting its way through the cranking theme Wagner fashioned for the forging of the blade. David Allen, New York Times, "A Critic’s First Orchestra Defines Britain’s Musical Soul," 15 June 2018 The settlement paperwork says the scheme started in 2011, which included the forging of physician signatures to input claims. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Medicare scheme costs group running Cobb, Buckhead nursing homes $30M," 9 June 2018 The company uses forgings to make parts for vehicle engines. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Optimism for Manufacturers Upended With Trump’s Tariff Pledge," 4 Mar. 2018 These three moves — imperial expansion, expropriation, and slavery — became central to the forging of a new global economic order and eventually the emergence of capitalism. Howard W. French, Washington Post, "Trump's profane description disregards Africa's crucial role in making America a world power," 14 Jan. 2018 The forging of political activism and food is genius. Ashlea Halpern, Slate Magazine, "The Best Cookbooks to Give," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of forging

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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