Definition of planish in English:

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planish

Pronunciation: /ˈplanɪʃ/

verb

[with object]
Flatten (sheet metal) with a smooth-faced hammer or between rollers: the smith knew just how much to planish the sheet
More example sentences
  • To obtain full strength, the metastable beta alloys are welded in the annealed condition; the weld is cold worked by planishing, and the weldment is then solution treated and aged.
  • Once I got the shape I wanted, I then planished the metal to smooth out the bumps and wrinkles.

Derivatives

planisher

noun
Example sentences
  • There are some 230 workers in Work Unit 33, and 210 of them work as polishers and planishers.
  • To date, such planishers have therefore been very heavy machines, basic in design and offering only limited adjustment accuracy.

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'make level'): from obsolete French planiss-, lengthened stem of planir 'to smooth', from plain 'smooth, level'.

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