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

  Shaper \Shap"er\, n.
     1. One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes.
        [1913 Webster]
              The secret of those old shapers died with them.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form
        or outline to an object. Specifically;
        (a) (Metal Working) A kind of planer in which the tool,
            instead of the work, receives a reciprocating motion,
            usually from a crank.
        (b) (Wood Working) A machine with a vertically revolving
            cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting
            irregular outlines, moldings, etc.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who makes things [syn: maker, shaper]
      2: a machine tool for shaping metal or wood [syn: shaper,
         shaping machine]

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