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peen

verb \ ˈpēn \

Definition of peen

transitive verb
: to draw, bend, or flatten by or as if by hammering with a peen

First Known Use of peen

circa 1522


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peen

noun

Definition of peen

: a usually hemispherical or wedge-shaped end of the head of a hammer that is opposite the face and is used especially for bending, shaping, or cutting the material struck

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Origin and Etymology of peen

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian penn peen


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