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1. swage

noun. a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging.

Synonyms

  • upset

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • stay

Etymology

  • souage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. swage

verb. form metals with a swage.

Synonyms

  • forge
  • shape
  • work
  • mould
  • upset
  • form

Antonyms

  • recede
  • sharpness
  • crooked
  • dullness

Etymology

  • souage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word swage


1. Noun, singular or mass
Swages were tools with a variety of shapes and grooves made for imprinting on the metal; the swage would be placed on top of a hot piece of metal and struck with a hammer to form an impression.

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