[syn: shaper, shaping machine]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shaper \Shap"er\, n.
1. One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes.
The secret of those old shapers died with them.
2. That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form
or outline to an object. Specifically;
(a) (Metal Working) A kind of planer in which the tool,
instead of the work, receives a reciprocating motion,
usually from a crank.
(b) (Wood Working) A machine with a vertically revolving
cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting
irregular outlines, moldings, etc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who makes things [syn: maker, shaper]
2: a machine tool for shaping metal or wood [syn: shaper,