Peen
Peen Peen, v. t. To draw, bend, or straighten, as metal, by blows with the peen of a hammer or sledge. [1913 Webster]

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  • peen — /peen/, n. 1. a wedgelike, spherical, or other striking end of a hammer head opposite the face. v.t. 2. to enlarge, straighten, or smooth with a peen. 3. to strengthen (a metal surface) by light hammering or by bombardment with steel balls or… …   Universalium

  • Peen — Peen, n. [Cf. G. pinne pane of a hammer.] (a) A round edged, or hemispherical, end to the head of a hammer or sledge, used to stretch or bend metal by indentation. (b) The sharp edged end of the head of a mason s hammer. [Spelt also {pane},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peen — 1680s, sharp or thin end of a hammer head, opposite the face, probably from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Norw. dialectal penn peen, O.Swed. pæna beat iron thin with a hammer ). Earlier as a verb, to beat thin with a hammer (1510s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • peen — (also pein) ► NOUN ▪ the rounded or wedge shaped end of a hammer head opposite the face. ► VERB ▪ strike with a peen. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • peen — [pēn] n. [prob. < Scand, as in Norw pænn, sharpened end of a hammer, Swed pæna, to beat out] the part of the head of certain hammers opposite to the flat striking surface: it is often ball shaped or wedge shaped vt. to hammer, bend, etc. with… …   English World dictionary

  • peen — al·peen; fil·li·peen; kip·peen; spal·peen; peen; fil·li·peen·er; …   English syllables

  • peen — I. transitive verb Date: 1513 to draw, bend, or flatten by or as if by hammering with a peen II. noun Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian penn peen Date: 1683 a usually hemispherical or wedge shaped end of the head of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Peen — The word peen may refer to: * part of the head of a hammer, as for example in a ball peen hammer ** Peening accordingly means the working of metal by hitting with a hammer * Penis (slang) …   Wikipedia

  • peen — [pi:n] (also pein) noun the end of a hammer head opposite the face, typically wedge shaped or rounded. verb 1》 strike with a peen. 2》 another term for shot peen. Origin C16: prob. of Scand. origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • peen — [[t]pin[/t]] n. 1) bui the usu. wedgelike or spherical end of a hammer head opposite the face 2) to enlarge, straighten, or smooth with a peen • Etymology: 1505–15; earlier pen < Scand; cf. Sw, Norw pen (n.) in same sense (perh. < G Pinne… …   From formal English to slang

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