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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.
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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
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(ˈpleɪ nər)

a machine for removing the rough or excess surface from a board.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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