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A plane with a skewed cutting iron, typically one which extends to one edge of the stock.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward H. Knight (1824–1883), patent lawyer and expert in mechanics. Apparently from the name of Charles Badger (fl. 1852–67), English toolmaker and dealer + plane.
badger plane/ˈbadʒə pleɪn/
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