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1. a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
2. a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
3. a machine used to shape metals by hammering
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
To form a metal, usually hot, into desirable shapes by employing compressive forces.
A machine or place in which metal is formed hot, or where iron is produced from its ore.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.