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1Strike with a hammer or the peen of a hammer.
More example sentences
- The entire massive plinth and the next solid moulding above it are left with a rough surface, dented by heavy hammers and not peened to a sheen.
- It is important to peen the weld metal while hot to help eliminate shrinkage, warpage, and possibly cracks.
- Short welds using a wandering sequence should be used and the weld should be peened as quickly as possible after welding.
1.1 another term for shot-peen.
early 16th century (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish dialect pena (ut), Danish dialect pene (ud) 'beat (out)'.
Definition of peen in:
- The British & World English dictionary