shooting board


: a fixture used as a guide in planing or shooting the edge of a board when greater accuracy is required than can be obtained with the miter box

called also miter shooting board

: a metal table equipped with a plane for trimming, squaring, and sometimes beveling metal printing plates (such as electrotypes)

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“Shooting board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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