• Planer trimming armour plate
    Planer trimming armour plate
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n planer a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Planer (Print) A wooden block used for forcing down the type in a form, and making the surface even.
    • Planer One who, or that which, planes; a planing machine; esp., a machine for planing wood or metals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n planer A tool for planing wood; a plane; also, a plan-ing-machine.
    • n planer A utensil for smoothing or leveling salt in salt-cellars.
    • n planer In printing, a block of wood, about 9 inches long, 3½ wide, and 3 high, on the top of which is a strip of leather, by means of which the projecting types of a form are beaten down to a level by blows of a mallet.
    • n planer A power-tool of the largest class for planing massive pieces of metal which can be surfaced or machined by a cutting-tool working in a straight line. Its essential features are a long and narrow bed, on which slides the work-table; massive uprights, called the housings, on each side of the table and tied together at the top; and a cross-rail, gibbed to the housing and spanning the bed, carrying one or two tool-heads, and with a vertical traverse on the housings. In principle it is related to the lathe, in the sense that the work advances against a fixed cutting-tool. It differs from the lathe in the presentation of the work to the tool in a horizontal plane, and from the shaper, slotting-machine, and key-seater in respect to the direction of the effort of the cutting-tool and in the fact that in these machines the work is at rest while the cutting-tool moves; but all five machines are essentially tools making a planer cut, as opposed to the chipping cut of a milling-machine. The important feature of the planer is the mechanism for operating the traveling work-table. A typical method is by rack and gear. The advance of the work-table carrying the work against and under the cutting-tool held in the cutter-head is slow and powerful; the return of the table under the idle cutter is four times as fast. The feed-motion applied to the cutter-heads gives a cross-feed for those supported by the cross-rail. Where other cutter-heads are supported, one on each side of the uprights of the housing, they are given a vertical feed. By the use of four cutter-heads, two on the cross-rail and two on the uprights, four cuts can be made at each stroke.
    • n planer In geology, a series of limestones, marls, shales, sandstones, and conglomerates representing the littoral facies of both the lower members (Cenomanian and Turonian) of the Cretaceous system in northeastern Germany. Many of the component beds are highly fossiliferous and contain chiefly ammonites, echinoderms, pelecypods, and brachiopods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Planer a tool or machine for planing: a smooth wooden block used for levelling a form of type
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. planāre, to make level.


In literature:

The fibulae, or lesser bones of his His genitals, like a joiner's planer.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Perrotte came to Maitland when the season's work was at its height and every saw and planer were roaring night and day.
"To Him That Hath" by Ralph Connor
The fibulae, or lesser bones of his His genitals, like a joiner's planer.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
They are then taken to the planers.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7." by Various
The most important event in Richard's life about this time was his engagement to Minna Planer.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
Is it an uncommon thing to see the ways of a planer that has run any length of time cut?
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
Band Saws, $100; Scroll Saws, $75; Planers, $150; Universal Wood Workers and Hand Planers, $150, and upwards.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
Also, some Woodworth Planers and Second-hand Tools.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
The most ordinary tools used are for lathes and planers.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
There he met and married his first wife, Wilhelmina (or Minna) Planer.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson

In news:

Makita has added a 3-1/4 cordless planer to its LXT line of 18-volt, lithium-ion battery-powered tools.
Log Wizard, Curved Base Planer , RotoMax.
Cold Planers & Milling Attachments.
Caterpillar introduces the new PM-200 Cold Planer .
Cold planers are primarily used to restore asphalt and concrete surfaces to a specified grade or level.
In addition to an upgrade to the sawmill, the company said it has built a new planer mill.
Company also introduces its North American pavers, compact cold planers and small asphalt rollers.
Stout trolling rod for planers and a medium-heavy stand-up rod for trolling.
New Dynapac compact planer PL350TD is specifically designed for flush milling of manhole covers.
Atlas Copco's Dynapac offers four compact planers for maintenance, ranging from milling widths of 300 milimeters to 1,000 millimeters, another example of manufacturers tailoring product lines to smaller jobs and smaller contractors.
Dynapac PL350TD Planer for Narrow Jobs.
The other day I was surfacing some lumber for a project, and I reached for the depth stop on my planer.
The Remote Diagnotics system is initially available on Roadtec's line of Tier 4i series cold planers.
Pavement marking removal Pavement milling and rehab Concrete milling and rehab Scarifier Can be made for any kind of skid steer cold planer.
Can be made for any kind of skid steer cold planer.

In science:

The point here is that Parisian walk is the right discrete analogue of planer Brownian motion.
Local Time in Parisian Walkways
The random-bond Ising model on the random planer lattice has a close relationship with theoretical limitation of a class of quantum error correction codes called surface codes [9, 21].
Duality analysis on random planar lattice
The results in Table II for the random-bond Ising model correspond to the optimal error thresholds of the surface codes defined on the random planer lattices.
Duality analysis on random planar lattice
Finally, we have six variables for the planer threebody problem (λ, θ, Λ, Θ, k , ω ) where we use ω instead of Ω∗ .
A new set of variables in the three-body problem
Chipping away at the faces and edges resulted in the smallest, large, Coxeter polyhedron, which turned out to have a planer graph of a cube.
Volumes in Hyperbolic Space