Drawplate
Drawplate Draw"plate`, n. A hardened steel plate having a hole, or a gradation of conical holes, through which wires are drawn to be reduced and elongated. [1913 Webster]

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  • drawplate — [drô′plāt΄] n. a metal plate with holes through which wire is drawn to get the desired thickness * * * …   Universalium

  • drawplate — [drô′plāt΄] n. a metal plate with holes through which wire is drawn to get the desired thickness …   English World dictionary

  • drawplate — noun Date: 1793 a die with holes through which wires are drawn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drawplate — noun A hardened steel plate having a hole, or a gradation of conical holes, through which wires are drawn to be reduced and elongated …   Wiktionary

  • drawplate — /ˈdrɔpleɪt/ (say drawplayt) noun a die plate with conical holes through which to draw wire and thus to regulate its size and shape …   Australian English dictionary

  • drawplate — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a die with holes through which wires are drawn 2. : bar plate …   Useful english dictionary

  • down to the wire — Wire Wire (w[imac]r), n. [OE. wir, AS. wir; akin to Icel. v[=i]rr, Dan. vire, LG. wir, wire; cf. OHG. wiara fine gold; perhaps akin to E. withy. [root]141.] [1913 Webster] 1. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawbench — Draw bench , n. (Med.) A machine in which strips of metal are drawn through a drawplate; especially, one in which wire is thus made; also called drawing bench. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eleusine Indica — Wire Wire (w[imac]r), n. [OE. wir, AS. wir; akin to Icel. v[=i]rr, Dan. vire, LG. wir, wire; cf. OHG. wiara fine gold; perhaps akin to E. withy. [root]141.] [1913 Webster] 1. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flatter — Flat ter (fl[a^]t t[ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, makes flat or flattens. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal Working) (a) A flat faced fulling hammer. (b) A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips, as watch springs, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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