Molding

Definition of Molding

Mold´ing
n.1.The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
2.Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal, or sculptures.
3.(Arch.) A plane, or curved, narrow surface, either sunk or projecting, used for decoration by means of the lights and shades upon its surface. Moldings vary greatly in pattern, and are generally used in groups, the different members of each group projecting or retreating, one beyond another. See Cable, n., 3, and Crenelated molding, under Crenelate, v. t.
4.a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing.
5.a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied.
p. a.1.Used in making a mold or moldings; used in shaping anything according to a pattern.
Molding board
a - See Follow board, under Follow, v. t.
b - A board on which bread or pastry is kneaded and shaped.
Molding machine
a - (Woodworking) A planing machine for making moldings
b - (Founding) A machine to assist in making molds for castings.
Molding mill
a mill for shaping timber.
Molding sand
(Founding) a kind of sand containing clay, used in making molds.

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