Definition of Swage

1. Noun. A tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging.

Exact synonyms: Upset
Generic synonyms: Tool
Derivative terms: Upset



2. Verb. Form metals with a swage.
Exact synonyms: Upset
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work
Derivative terms: Upset

Definition of Swage

1. v. t. & i. See Assuage.

2. n. A tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their work, whether sheet metal or forging, by holding the swage upon the work, or the work upon the swage, and striking with a sledge.

3. v. t. To shape by means of a swage; to fashion, as a piece of iron, by forcing it into a groove or mold having the required shape.

Definition of Swage

1. Noun. A tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their work. ¹

2. Verb. To bend or shape using a swage ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swage

1. to shape with a hammering tool [v SWAGED, SWAGING, SWAGES]

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Literary usage of Swage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mechanics' Magazine (1854)
"5, a vertical sectio upper and lower combined swages and swage-bars through the line 1 1. In describing this arrangement, the patentee says, ..."

2. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1892)
"5 we present a top swage. To make this, heat and draw down one end of the metal, tapering, as shown in Fig. 6, so that it will just fit the mouse-hole and ..."

3. Petroleum Production Methods by John R. Suman (1921)
"The springs pass down over pipe and couplings, but catch under a coupling when pulled up. the swage will have to be "jarred" back through this place. ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"... by the name of "White's swage" or "The Improved White swage," and defendant White had invented a new swage after severing his connection with plaintiff, ..."

5. Smith's Work: With Numerous Engravings and Diagrams by Paul Nooncree Hasluck (1902)
"Bottom swage. and rotating and striking it with the hammer will have the effect of ... swages of many shapes are used for a variety of Fig. 55.—swage for ..."

6. Rock Excavating and Blasting by John Joseph Cosgrove (1913)
"27 is a swage for forming the wings of the drill steel, Fig. ... 33 is a drill shank swage for anvil and Fig. 34 is a similar swage for a hammer. ..."

7. Rock Excavating and Blasting by John Joseph Cosgrove (1913)
"27 is a swage for forming the wings of the drill steel, Fig. ... 33 is a drill shank swage for anvil and Fig. 34 is a similar swage for a hammer. ..."

8. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"6103. for spreading the teeth of saws. side of the splayed aperture through the block a ; the other side serves оя a guide to the swage bt which, ..."

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