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shaping-machine

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shaper.
  • n. In block-making, a machine for turning the outsides of wooden blocks for tackle and rigging, consisting essentially of a rotating horizontal wheel to the periphery of which a series of blocks are fixed, and brought against a cutter which moves in an arc.
  • n. In hat-making, a machine, adjustable for various sizes, for giving the final blocking to hats.

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