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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peennoun

    the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)


  1. peennoun

    The (generally spherical) end of the head of a hammer opposite the main hammering end; used to flatten the ends of rivets.

  2. peenverb

    To flatten the end of something, especially a rivet, by striking it with a hammer.

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


  1. peen

    Peen refers to the end part of a hammer head that is opposite to the flat striking surface. It is typically pointed or round-shaped and is used for shaping metal, closing rivets, or starting panel pins. Furthermore, it can also refer to the process of hammering or shaping material using the peen of a hammer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peennoun

    a round-edged, or hemispherical, end to the head of a hammer or sledge, used to stretch or bend metal by indentation

  2. Peennoun

    the sharp-edged end of the head of a mason's hammer

  3. Peenverb

    to draw, bend, or straighten, as metal, by blows with the peen of a hammer or sledge

  4. Etymology: [Cf. G. pinne pane of a hammer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peen

    pēn, n. the end of a hammer-head, usually shaped for indenting.—v.t. to strike with such. [Ger. pinne.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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