Related to planisher: raising, planished


tr.v. plan·ished, plan·ish·ing, plan·ish·es
To smooth (metal) by rolling or hammering.

[Middle English *planishen, from Old French planir, planiss-, to make smooth, from plan, level, from Latin plānus; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

plan′ish·er n.
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