from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In sheet-metal work, a power-lathe of simple form and heavy construction adapted to metal-spinning. By the use of a number of attachments and special tools it can also be used for finishing sheet-metal ware which has been stamped in a press, by spinning a portion of the vessel into new forms, and for burnishing, trimming, beading, and wiring vessels already partly finished on other machines. See
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