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The end of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface, often wedge-shaped or ball-shaped and used for chipping, indenting, and metalworking.
tr.v. peened, peen·ing, peens
To hammer, bend, or shape with a peen.
[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]
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(Tools) the end of a hammer head opposite the striking face, often rounded or wedge-shaped
(Tools) (tr) to strike with the peen of a hammer or with a stream of metal shot in order to bend or shape (a sheet of metal)
[C17: variant of pane, perhaps from French panne, ultimately from Latin pinna point]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the usu. wedgelike or spherical end of a hammer head opposite the face.v.t.
2. to enlarge, straighten, or smooth with a peen.
[1505–15; earlier pen < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian pen (n.) in same sense (perhaps < German Pinne peen). See pin]
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Past participle: peened
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|Noun||1.||peen - the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)|
hammerhead - the striking part of a hammer
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