Shap"er (?), n.
One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes.
The secret of those old shapers died with them.
That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form or outline to an object.
Specifically; (a) Metal Working
A kind of planer in which the tool, instead of the work, receives a reciprocating motion, usually from a crank.
(b) Wood Working
A machine with a vertically revolving cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting irregular outlines, moldings, etc.
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