Shap"er (?), n.

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) 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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