drop-forge
transitive verb Date: 1886 to forge between dies by means of a drop hammer or punch pressdrop forger noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drop forge — n. a device for making large forgings, in which a heavy hammer drops onto the metalwork to be forged, pressing it into a form or anvil underneath, or between dies. Syn: drop hammer, drop press. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop-forge — drop forger, n. /drop fawrj , fohrj /, v.t., drop forged, drop forging. Metalworking. to form in a drop forge. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • drop-forge — [dräp′fôrj΄] vt. drop forged, drop forging to pound or shape (heated metal) between dies with a drop hammer or a press drop forger n …   English World dictionary

  • drop forge — drop′ forge n. mel a device for making large forgings in which a heavy object is allowed to fall vertically upon a piece of work placed on an anvil or between dies • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • drop-forge — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to forge between dies by a drop hammer or punch press • drop forger noun * * * drop forger, n. /drop fawrj , fohrj /, v.t., drop forged, drop forging. Metalworking. to form in a drop forge. [1890 95] * * * drop forge… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop-forge — /ˈdrɒp fɔdʒ/ (say drop fawj) verb (t) (drop forged, drop forging) Metallurgy to forge by the impact of a falling mass or weight, the hot piece of metal usually being placed between dies and subjected to the blow of a drop hammer or the like.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • drop forge — noun device for making large forgings • Syn: ↑drop hammer, ↑drop press • Hypernyms: ↑device • Part Holonyms: ↑forge, ↑smithy * * * Metalworking. a device for making large forgings in which a heavy object is all …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop forge — Metalworking. a device for making large forgings in which a heavy object is allowed to fall vertically upon a piece of work placed on an anvil or between dies. Also called drop hammer, drop press. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • drop-forging — dropˈ forging noun The process of shaping metal parts by forging between two dies, one fixed to the hammer and the other to the anvil of a steam or mechanical hammer (dropˈ forge noun and transitive verb) • • • Main Entry: ↑drop …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop´-forg´er — drop forge «DROP FRJ, FOHRJ», transitive verb, forged, forg|ing. to beat (hot metal) into shape with a very heavy hammer or weight. –drop´ forg´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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