plan·​ish ˈpla-nish How to pronounce planish (audio)
planished; planishing; planishes

transitive verb

: to smooth, toughen, and finish (metal) by hammering lightly
planisher noun

Word History


Middle English planysshen, from Anglo-French planiss-, stem of planir to make smooth, from plain, plan level, from Latin planus — more at floor

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of planish was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Planish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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