Definition of Shaper

1. Noun. A person who makes things.




2. Noun. A machine tool for shaping metal or wood.
Exact synonyms: Shaping Machine
Specialized synonyms: Lathe, Miller, Milling Machine
Generic synonyms: Machine Tool
Derivative terms: Shape

Definition of Shaper

1. n. One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes.

Definition of Shaper

1. Noun. One who shapes. ¹

2. Noun. A machine tool in which a single-point cutting tool mounted on a reciprocating ram is traversed across the workpiece linearly. Shapers can generate various shapes, but were most especially employed in generating flat surfaces and keyways. The shaper is nowadays obsolescent, most of its applications being served by milling machines. ¹

3. Noun. (surfing) A person who designs and builds surfboards. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shaper

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

Medical Definition of Shaper

1. 1. One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes. "The secret of those old shapers died with them." (Lowell) 2. That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form or outline to an object. Specifically; A machine with a vertically revolving cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting irregular outlines, moldings, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shaper

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shaped up
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shapeless
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shapelessnesses
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shapeliest
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shaper (current term)
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Literary usage of Shaper

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1. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1922)
"together with the adaptability of the single cutting tool, serve to make the shaper more efficient for many jobs than the milling machine. ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"Relationship Between shaper and Planer Tools.—As the cutting action of the ... In the shaper, as in the planer, the shank of the tool is always in a plane ..."

3. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"Oral instruction: Advantage of shaper over planer for special work; ... Surfacing Hat plates held in shaper vise; roughing and finishing cuts; chattering. ..."

4. Machinery (1902)
"End View of shaper. A rack cutter on this principle has been in operation at Springfield, ... The Fellows gear shaper is familiar to most of our readers, ..."

5. Machine Tools and Their Operation by Fred H. Colvin, Frank A. Stanley (1922)
"SECTION II shaperS CHAPTER I THE shaper AND SOME OF ITS USES Although the shaper is closely related to the planer inasmuch as both produce flat surfaces by ..."

6. Machine Shop Practice by William Beeler Hartman (1917)
"CHAPTER IX PLANER AND shaper Planer Planer and shaper.—The planer and the shaper are machines for producing plane and irregular surfaces that can be made ..."

7. Machine Shop Practice by William Beeler Hartman (1917)
"CHAPTER IX PLANER AND shaper Planer Planer and shaper.—The planer and the shaper are machines for producing plane and irregular surfaces that can be made ..."

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