Shaper Shap"er, n. 1. One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes. [1913 Webster]

The secret of those old shapers died with them. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

2. That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form or outline to an object. Specifically; (a) (Metal Working) A kind of planer in which the tool, instead of the work, receives a reciprocating motion, usually from a crank. (b) (Wood Working) A machine with a vertically revolving cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting irregular outlines, moldings, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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