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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A machine consisting of an anvil or base aligned with a hammer that is raised and then dropped on molten metal, used to forge or stamp the metal resting on the anvil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a hammer for forging, striking up metal, etc., the weight being raised by a strap or similar device, and then released to drop on the metal resting on an anvil or die.
  • n. See under Drop, Face, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as drop-press.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. device for making large forgings

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