the part of the head of certain hammers opposite to the flat striking surface: it is often ball-shaped or wedge-shaped
Origin of peenprobably ; from Scand, as in Norwegian pænn, sharpened end of a hammer, Swedish pæna, to beat out
to hammer, bend, etc. with a peen
The end of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface, often wedge-shaped or ball-shaped and used for chipping, indenting, and metalworking.
transitive verbpeened, peen·ing, peens
To hammer, bend, or shape with a peen.
Origin of peenProbably of Scandinavian origin.
- The (often spherical) end of the head of a hammer opposite the main hammering end.
(third-person singular simple present peens, present participle peening, simple past and past participle peened)
- To shape metal by striking it, especially with a peen.
- (slang) Penis.
From penis by shortening.