from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tool used in bending or shaping cold metal.
- n. A stamp or die for marking or shaping metal with a hammer.
- n. A swage block.
- transitive v. To bend or shape by or as if by using a swage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tool, used by blacksmiths and other metalworkers, for cold shaping of a metal item.
- v. To bend or shape through use of a swage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. See assuage.
- n. A tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their work, whether sheet metal or forging, by holding the swage upon the work, or the work upon the swage, and striking with a sledge.
- transitive v. To shape by means of a swage; to fashion, as a piece of iron, by forcing it into a groove or mold having the required shape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See suage.
- n. A tool or die for imparting a given shape to metal when laid hot on an anvil, or in a stamping-press or drop-press, or between rolls.
- n. A similar tool used for bending or twisting cold metal slightly, as for setting saws by bending one tooth at a time to the proper angle, or, in the making of vessels of tin-plate, for bending the metal slightly.
- To shape by means of a swage. Also swedge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form metals with a swage
- n. a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
Middle English, ornamental border, from Old French souage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French souage. (Wiktionary)