Meaning of SWAGE in English


I. ˈswāj verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English swagen, from Old French souagier, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin suaviare, -suaviare, from Latin suavis sweet — more at sweet

transitive verb

archaic : assuage

quench my flames, and swage these scorching fires — Francis Quarles

intransitive verb

obsolete : decrease , abate

would swell and swage , according to the tides — Cotton Mather

II. “, -wej noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French souaige, souage

1. obsolete : a decorative border of grooving or molding (as on a candlestick)

2. : any of several variously shaped or grooved tools: as

a. : a tool used by metalworkers to shape material to a desired form

b. : a tool used to set the teeth of a circular or band saw

c. : a tool used to form bullets

d. : a tool used to straighten damaged casing or pipe in a drilled oil well

III. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to shape by or as if by means of a swage: as

a. : to stretch or taper (metal or plastic) by high speed hammering

b. : to form (a bullet) with a swage

c. : swage-set

d. : to shape to the form of a model, cast, or die by compressive force

porcelain teeth … soldered to gold plates swaged to fit the mouth — F.L.Hise

e. : to weld by pressure or hammering

bushings … swaged on preformed … stainless steel wire rope — Industrial Equipment News

f. : to fuse (a strand of suture silk) onto the end of a suture needle

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