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Meaning of planer

plan•er

Pronunciation: (plā'nur), [key]
— n.
  1. a power machine for removing the rough or excess surface from a board.
  2. a machine for cutting flat surfaces, having a cutting tool supported by an overhead frame beneath which the work slides back and forth. Cf.(def. 2).
  3. a block of smooth, hard wood for leveling the type in a chase by tapping with a mallet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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