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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Taking the Machine Division as an example, we find it supplied with one 18-inch lathe, one 14-inch lathe, one 20-inch planer, one 12-inch shaping-machine, one 20-inch drill-press, one