verb plan·ish \ˈpla-nish\

Definition of planish

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to smooth, toughen, and finish (metal) by hammering lightly



Origin and Etymology of planish

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

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