Definition of swage in English:


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Pronunciation: /sweɪdʒ


1A shaped tool or die for giving a desired form to metal by hammering or pressure.
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  • The bumper-to-body join lines are discreet and in line with the side rubbing strake, and the wheel arches are gently flared instead of being bounded by thick swages.
  • You can find wreaths, door swages and various other items for just about every season if you shop around a bit.
  • These spring swages were carefully patterned after the shapes contained in an original Drew calking die I bought from the company many years ago.
2A groove, ridge, or other moulding on an object.


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1Shape (metal) using a swage, especially in order to reduce its cross section: (as noun swaging) the instrument has a swaging head and a pulsed action which flattens the rivet in a series of rolling motions
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  • Since metal is swaged around a mandrel, the blank actually gets longer during the process.
  • They are swaged to a uniform shape and weight, which promotes excellent accuracy.
  • The hassle factor goes up exponentially when you have to swage primer pockets and keep that brass separate.
1.1Join (metal pieces) together by using a swage: eye-ends in corrosion-resisting steel swaged on aircraft control cables
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  • All later models have pins that are swaged into the toe piece.


late Middle English (in sense 2 of the noun): from Old French souage 'decorative groove', of unknown origin.

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