planish(redirected from planishes)
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.]
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(Metallurgy) (tr) to give a final finish to (metal) by hammering or rolling to produce a smooth surface
[C16: from Old French planir to smooth out, from Latin plānus flat, plain1]
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to give a smooth finish to (metal) by striking lightly with a smoothly faced hammer or die.
[1350–1400; Middle English planyssyng (ger.) < Old French planiss-, long s. of planir to smooth, derivative of plan level < Latin plānus plain1]
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Past participle: planished
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