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block plane

n.
A small plane used by carpenters for cutting across the grain of wood.

block plane

n
(Building) a carpenter's small plane used to cut across the end grain of wood

block′ plane`


n.
a small carpenter's plane for cutting across the grain.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.block plane - a small plane used on end grains of woodblock plane - a small plane used on end grains of wood
carpenter's plane, woodworking plane, plane - a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"
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