1. A type of set tool used by blacksmiths.
  2. A flat-faced fulling hammer.
  3. A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips such as watch springs.
  4. Someone who flattens, purposely or accidently. Also flattener.


(transitive and intransitive)
  1. To compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour
  2. To enhance someone's vanity by praising them
  3. To portray something to advantage.
    Her portrait flatters her.
  4. To convey notions of the facts that are believed to be favorable to the hearer without certainty of the truthfulness of the notions conveyed.



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