planish

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

Definition of planish

transitive verb

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

Other Words from planish

planisher noun

First Known Use of planish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for planish

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

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“Planish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/planish. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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