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- n. A machine in which long pieces of metal are drawn through a drawplate, die, or series of dies, to change the shape, size, cross-sectional area, physical properties, or surface finish of the metal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A machine in which strips of metal are drawn through a drawplate; especially, one in which wire is thus made; -- also called drawing bench.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In wire-drawing, a machine in which wire is reduced in size or brought to gage by being drawn through openings of standard size. See drawing-bench and drawing-block.
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