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 for match plane
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Match \Match\, n. [OE. macche, AS. gemaecca; akin to gemaca, and
     to OS. gimako, OHG. gimah fitting, suitable, convenient,
     Icel. mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. make, Dan. mage; all from
     the root of E. make, v. See Make mate, and Make, v., and
     cf. Mate an associate.]
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     1. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to
        mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
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              Government . . . makes an innocent man, though of
              the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his
              fellow subjects.                      --Addison.
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     2. A bringing together of two parties suited to one another,
        as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or
        the like; specifically:
        (a) A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine
            superiority; a sporting contest; an emulous struggle.
            "Many a warlike match." --Drayton.
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                  A solemn match was made; he lost the prize.
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        (b) A matrimonial union; a marriage.
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     3. An agreement, compact, etc. "Thy hand upon that match."
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              Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by
              other matches than those of its own making. --Boyle.
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     4. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
        "She . . . was looked upon as the richest match of the
        West." --Clarendon.
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     5. Equality of conditions in contest or competition, or one
        who provides equal competition to another in a contest;
        as, he had no match as a swordsman within the city.
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              It were no match, your nail against his horn.
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     6. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which
        corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the
        carpet and curtains are a match.
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     7. (Founding) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened
        sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a
        mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of
        separation between the parts of the mold.
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     Match boarding (Carp.), boards fitted together with tongue
        and groove, or prepared to be so fitted; a surface
        composed of match boarding. See matchboard.
     Match game, a game arranged as a test of superiority.
     Match plane (Carp.), either of the two planes used to shape
        the edges of boards which are joined by grooving and
     Match plate (Founding), a board or plate on the opposite
        sides of which the halves of a pattern are fastened, to
        facilitate molding. --Knight.
     Match wheel (Mach.), a cogwheel of suitable pitch to work
        with another wheel; specifically, one of a pair of
        cogwheels of equal size.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  match plane
      n 1: a plane having cutters designed to make the tongues and
           grooves on the edges of matchboards [syn: match plane,
           tonguing and grooving plane]

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