swage

noun
\ˈswāj, ˈswej\

Definition of swage 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a tool used by metalworkers for shaping their work by holding it on the work or the work on it and striking with a hammer or sledge

swage

verb
swaged; swaging

Definition of swage (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to shape by or as if by means of a swage

First Known Use of swage

Noun

circa 1812, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swage

Noun

Middle English, ornamental border, from Middle French souage

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The first known use of swage was circa 1812

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\ˈswāj, ˈswej \
swaged; swaging

Medical Definition of swage 

: to fuse (a strand of suture) onto the end of a surgical needle

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