Peen definition

pēn
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To shape metal by striking it, especially with a peen.
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(slang) Penis.
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The (often spherical) end of the head of a hammer opposite the main hammering end.
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The end of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface, often wedge-shaped or ball-shaped and used for chipping, indenting, and metalworking.
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To hammer, bend, or shape with a peen.
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The part of the head of certain hammers opposite to the flat striking surface: it is often ball-shaped or wedge-shaped.
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To hammer, bend, etc. with a peen.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of peen - pin, piend, pin-1-indicator-stripe, pean, pein

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
peen
Plural:
peens

Origin of peen

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Etymology uncertain. Possibly from Old French panne, pene, (whence Modern French panne "peen"); possibly from a Scandinavian source, compare dialectal Norwegian penn "peen" or Danish pind "peg".

    From Wiktionary

  • From penis by shortening.

    From Wiktionary