Meaning of shaper


Pronunciation: (shā'pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that shapes.
  2. a machine tool for forming flat surfaces, consisting of a frame, usually horizontal, on which the work is held while a cutting tool moves along it with a reciprocating motion. Cf.(def. 2).
  3. (in woodworking) a stationary power tool driving a vertical spindle to which cutters are locked, used in joinery and for forming decorative edges.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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