a wedgelike, spherical, or other striking end of a hammer head opposite the face.
verb (used with object)
to enlarge, straighten, or smooth with a peen.
to strengthen (a metal surface) by light hammering or by bombardment with steel balls or shot.
the end of a hammer head opposite the striking face, often rounded or wedge-shaped
(transitive) to strike with the peen of a hammer or with a stream of metal shot in order to bend or shape (a sheet of metal)
1680s, “sharp or thin end of a hammer head, opposite the face,” probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal penn “peen,” Old Swedish pæna “beat iron thin with a hammer”). Earlier as a verb, “to beat thin with a hammer” (1510s).
[pey-nuh-myn-duh] /ˌpeɪ nəˈmün də/ noun 1. a village in NE Germany: German center for missile and rocket research and manufacture in World War II. /ˌpiːnəˈmʊndə/ noun 1. a village in N Germany, in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania on the Baltic coast: site of a German rocket-development centre in World War II
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