jack plane

jack plane
noun Date: circa 1816 a medium-sized general-purpose plane used in carpentry and joinery

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Jack plane — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jack plane — jack′ plane n. bui a carpenter s plane for rough surfacing • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Jack plane — A jack plane is the general purpose bench plane, used for general smoothing of the edges and sizing of wood. Jack planes are about 15 inches long, and the blade usually has a moderately curved edge. In preparing stock, the jack plane is used… …   Wikipedia

  • jack plane — noun a carpenter s plane for rough finishing • Hypernyms: ↑plane, ↑carpenter s plane, ↑woodworking plane * * * noun : a medium sized general purpose bench plane usually somewhat over a foot in length see plane illustration * * * Carpentry. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jack plane — Carpentry. a plane for rough surfacing. See illus. under plane2. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • jack plane — noun A general purpose bench plane, used for general sizing of wood and for smoothing or straightening edges …   Wiktionary

  • jack plane — noun a medium sized plane for use in rough joinery …   English new terms dictionary

  • jack plane — /ˈdʒæk pleɪn/ (say jak playn) noun (in carpentry) a plane used for rough work …   Australian English dictionary

  • jack-plane — type of tool, splitter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jack-plane — …   Useful english dictionary

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