Smoothing plane
Smoothing Smooth"ing, a. & n. fr. {Smooth}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Smoothing iron}, an iron instrument with a polished face, for smoothing clothes; a sadiron; a flatiron.

{Smoothing plane}, a short, finely set plane, for smoothing and finishing work. [1913 Webster]


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  • smoothing plane — noun a small plane for finishing the surface of wood …   English new terms dictionary

  • smoothing plane — /ˈsmuðɪŋ pleɪn/ (say smoohdhing playn) noun a small plane used for finishing wooden surfaces …   Australian English dictionary

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