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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shaping machine mean? 

  The noun SHAPING MACHINE has 1 sense:

1. a machine tool for shaping metal or wood

  Familiarity information: SHAPING MACHINE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1shaping machine [BACK TO TOP]


A machine tool for shaping metal or wood

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


shaping machine; shaper

Hypernyms ("shaping machine" is a kind of...):

machine tool (a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shaping machine"):

lathe (machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool)

miller; milling machine (machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it)

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