Profile
Profile Pro"file, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Profiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Profiling}] [Cf. F. profiler, It. profilare. See {Profile}, n.] 1. to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an architectural member. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) To shape the outline of an object by passing a cutter around it. [1913 Webster]

{Profiling machine}, a jigging machine. [1913 Webster]


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