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1. One that planes, especially a machine tool that is used to smooth or finish the surfaces of wood or metal.
2. Printing A smooth block of wood used to level a form of type.


1. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine with a cutting tool that makes repeated horizontal strokes across the surface of a workpiece: used to cut flat surfaces into metal
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine for planing wood, esp one in which the cutting blades are mounted on a rotating drum
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a flat piece of wood used to level type in a chase
4. any person or thing that planes


(ˈpleɪ nər)

a machine for removing the rough or excess surface from a board.
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Noun1.planer - a power tool for smoothing or shaping woodplaner - a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
power tool - a tool driven by a motor
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Lining up a planer lets you get your lures, spoons and baits down without the use of trolling weights or mounted downriggers.
Nigel Planer starred alongside 80s comedy greats Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders in the cult BBC sitcom.
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IF YOU have doors to trim down, or other woodwork to plane, an electric planer will save you time and effort, and the Wickes 850W Planer (PS39.
We were approached in 2012 by Gary Besonen from Timesavers to partner with them in developing a true self centering, opposing head, and high-speed planer," recalls Pyle.
The planer surface gantry system is fast, accurate, modular and flexible.
In the PRS, material undergoes two stages of size reduction: first, a rotor planer slices or planes the rock-like purging into small chips and second, a granulator reduces the chips to regrind.
Interroge sur ses motivations pour jouer a l'etranger, Mike Tyson a explique: "La scene me fait planer, les fans me font planer, c'est le type de sensations que je recherchais lorsque je prenais de la drogue".
The MC 33 Coated Planer Knives are designed to provide extended service life and optimized productivity; Leitz says the MC 33 coating protects the cutting edge from erosion and corrosion while providing a slick surface that resists buildup of resin.
Career: Planer is best known for his role as Neil, the hippie housemate of Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson), Rick (Rik Mayall) and Mike (Christopher Ryan) in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones, which ran from 1982-84.