grooving plane

grooving plane

A plane, 1 used in carpentry, esp. to cut grooves in wood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Also, a pair of planes called "match planes" was once used to cut matching parts like tongue and groove, giving rise to an ingeniously formed "tonguing and grooving plane" that performed both functions.