Shaper vs Sharper - What's the difference?

shaper | sharper |


As nouns the difference between shaper and sharper

is that shaper is one who shapes while sharper is (dated) a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating.

As an adjective sharper is

(sharp).

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shaper

English

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia shaper)
  • One who shapes.
  • the shaper of one's fortunes
    The secret of those old shapers died with them. — Lowell.
  • A machine tool in which a single-point cutting tool mounted on a reciprocating ram is traversed across the workpiece linearly. Shapers can generate various shapes, but were most especially employed in generating flat surfaces and keyways. The shaper is nowadays obsolescent, most of its applications being served by milling machines.
  • (surfing) A person who designs and builds surfboards.
  • He apprenticed with several notable Southern California shapers before packing his bags for Hawaii — Tom Linker [http://www.longboard.net/jl_sfriedman.html]

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    sharper

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (sharp)
  • Noun

    (wikipedia sharper) (en noun)
  • (dated) a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating.
  • Synonyms

    * chiseler * spiv

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