Definition of Planer

1. Noun. A power tool for smoothing or shaping wood.

Exact synonyms: Plane, Planing Machine
Generic synonyms: Power Tool
Derivative terms: Plane, Plane, Plane, Plane



Definition of Planer

1. n. One who, or that which, planes; a planing machine; esp., a machine for planing wood or metals.

Definition of Planer

1. Adjective. (comparative of plane#Adjective plane) ¹

2. Noun. A woodworking tool which smooths a surface or makes one surface of a workpiece parallel to the tool's bed. ¹

3. Noun. A large machine tool in which the workpiece is traversed linearly (by means of a reciprocating bed) beneath a single-point cutting tool. (Analogous to a shaper but larger and with the workpiece moving instead of the tool.) Planers can generate various shapes, but were most especially used to generate large, accurate flat surfaces. The planer is nowadays obsolescent, having been mostly superseded by large milling machines. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic printing) A wooden block used for forcing down the type in a form, and making the surface even. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Planer

1. one that planes [n -S] - See also: planes

Medical Definition of Planer

1. 1. One who, or that which, planes; a planing machine; especially, a machine for planing wood or metals. 2. A wooden block used for forcing down the type in a form, and making the surface even. Planer centers. See Center. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Planer

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"Dr. planer relates all the cases'of pigment in the blood which have been discovered ... planer also never saw in the pigment masses anything like a nucleus. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"Dr. planer relates all the cases'of pigment in the blood which have been discovered ... planer also never saw in the pigment masses anything like a nucleus. ..."

3. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"planer WORK. Unit M-31 involves only the very simplest planing operations and could be taken by any man having no experience on a planer. ..."

4. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"planer WORK. Unit M-31 involves only the very simplest planing operations and could be taken by any man having no experience on a planer. ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"planer TOOLS.. Cutting Principle.—In the case of planer tools the principles underlying the cutting operations do not differ materially from those of lathe ..."

6. The North American Sylva, Or, A Description of the Forest Trees, of the by François André Michaux, Augustus Lucas Hillhouse (1819)
"I have more particularly observed the planer Tree in the large swamps on the ... The wood of the planer Tree is hard, strong, and seemingly proper for ..."

7. English and American Tool Builders by Joseph Wickham Roe (1916)
"CHAPTER V INVENTORS OF THE planer In almost no case is the crediting of ... The invention of the metal planer has been claimed in England on behalf of ..."

8. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"planer TOOLS.. Cutting Principle.—In the case of planer tools the principles underlying the cutting operations do not differ materially from those of lathe ..."

9. The North American Sylva, Or, A Description of the Forest Trees, of the by François André Michaux, Augustus Lucas Hillhouse (1819)
"I have more particularly observed the planer Tree in the large swamps on the ... The wood of the planer Tree is hard, strong, and seemingly proper for ..."

10. English and American Tool Builders by Joseph Wickham Roe (1916)
"CHAPTER V INVENTORS OF THE planer In almost no case is the crediting of ... The invention of the metal planer has been claimed in England on behalf of ..."

11. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"Old Style Square Buzz planer Courtesy Aetna Life Insurance Co ... Safety Cylinder for Buzz planer. into, and the almost certain consequences. ..."

12. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"Old Style Square Buzz planer Courtesy Aetna Life Insurance Co ... Safety Cylinder for Buzz planer. into, and the almost certain consequences. ..."

13. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"planer, Daniels — Wood planer with a table for carrying work under a two-armed ... Very similar to a vertical spindle-milling machine of the planer type. ..."

14. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"planer, Daniels — Wood planer with a table for carrying work under a two-armed ... Very similar to a vertical spindle-milling machine of the planer type. ..."

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