Definitions of shaper
  1. noun
    a person who makes things
    synonyms: maker
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    Adolphe Sax
    a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
    Nicola Amati
    Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)
    Peter Carl Faberge
    Russian goldsmith noted for creating a series of jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for European royalty (1846-1920)
    Andrea Guarneri
    founder of a family of Italian violin makers (1626?-1698)
    Guiseppe Guarneri
    Italian violin maker and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1687?-1745)
    Milton Snavely Hershey
    United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)
    Will Keith Kellog
    United States food manufacturer who (with his brother) developed a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes of rolled and toasted wheat and corn; he established a company to manufacture the cereal (1860-1951)
    Alfred Krupp
    German arms manufacturer and son of Friedrich Krupp; his firm provided ordnance for German armies from the 1840s through World War II (1812-1887)
    Peter Paul Mauser
    German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
    Cyrus Hall McCormick
    United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
    John Mercer
    British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866)
    Charles William Post
    United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
    Paul Revere
    American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
    Betsy Griscom Ross
    American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
    Isaac Merrit Singer
    United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Heinrich Engelhard Steinway
    United States piano maker (born in Germany) who founded a famous piano manufacturing firm in New York (1797-1871)
    Antonius Stradivarius
    Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)
    Eli Whitney
    United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
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    basketmaker, basketweaver
    someone skilled in weaving baskets
    belt maker
    a maker of belts
    a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
    beer maker, brewer
    someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
    a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
    cobbler, shoemaker
    a person who makes or repairs shoes
    candymaker, confectioner
    someone who makes candies and other sweets
    author, generator, source
    someone who originates or causes or initiates something
    someone who makes glass
    hatmaker, hatter, milliner, modiste
    someone who makes and sells hats
    a person who makes articles of iron
    jeweler, jeweller, jewelry maker
    someone who makes jewelry
    maltman, maltster
    a maker of malt
    manufacturer, producer
    someone who manufactures something
    someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle
    someone who makes patterns (as for sewing or carpentry or metalworking)
    a person who makes (and sells) perfumes
    piano maker
    a person who makes pianos
    a maker and repairer and seller of equipment for horses
    a maker of sails
    a maker of shirts
    spinner, spinster, thread maker
    someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
    steelmaker, steelman, steelworker
    a worker engaged in making steel
    someone who makes or repairs tents
    someone skilled in making or repairing tools
    vintner, wine maker, winemaker
    someone who makes wine
    violin maker
    someone who makes violins
    horologer, horologist, watchmaker
    someone who makes or repairs watches
    someone who makes and sells wigs
    arms manufacturer
    someone who manufactures arms and munitions
    boot maker, bootmaker
    a maker of boots
    the owner or manager of a brewery
    a person who makes or sells candles
    one who deals in wax candles
    someone who is a source of new words or new expressions
    someone who distills alcoholic liquors
    a person who puts finishing edges on a garment
    someone who ornaments with needlework
    food manufacturer
    a person who manufactures food products
    garment worker, garment-worker, garmentmaker
    a person who makes garments
    gold-worker, goldsmith, goldworker
    an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
    someone who makes garments (or fabrics) by intertwining yarn or thread
    a worker who turns pig iron into wrought iron by puddling
    a producer of raw silk
    someone who sews
    silver-worker, silversmith, silverworker
    someone who makes or repairs articles of silver
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    a person who grows or makes or invents things
  2. noun
    a machine tool for shaping metal or wood
    synonyms: shaping machine
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    machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
    miller, milling machine
    machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it
    bench lathe
    lathe mounted on a workbench
    type of:
    machine tool
    a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials
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