plane down

plane down

1. To grind, erode, or shave something until it is made smooth or reduced in size. Originally reserved for references to the carpenter's tool known as a "plane," the phrase is often applied to anything that has a smoothing or erosive force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plane" and "down." Make sure you plane down the sides of the car to reduce air resistance as much as possible. Erosion has planed the great cliffs down to a fraction of the size they were millions of years ago.
2. To grind, erode, or shave something until it has been totally removed (from something), leaving a smooth surface behind. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plane" and "down." This is just a rough cut of the timber—I still need to plane the imperfections down. The harsh weather planed down the names of those buried in the cemetery from their headstones.
See also: down, plane

plane something down

to smooth something down with a plane; to remove some material from something with a plane. I will have to plane the door down before I hang it again. I planed down the edge of the door for you.
See also: down, plane
References in classic literature ?
We rolled the plane down to the water's edge, and Billings mounted the pilot's seat.
A planned winter annual, paint job, and interior refurbishment is keeping the plane down for nearly 3 months.
Angle of attack sensors on the aircraft tell the MCAS to automatically point the nose of the plane down if it is in danger of going into a stall.
Oops" Abhinandan radioed down to air controllers"But now that you have me in clear sight and violation of international law, guess you're just going to have to take the plane down and arrest me again" he said."As you know, I'm not picky about accommodations, maybe you can just tie me up on a chair in the stadium for the first four hours or so of my detention.
An international team of investigators has since revealed that a Buk missile from a Russia-based military unit was used to bring the plane down.
Small plane down west of Schaumburg Airport; pilot OK
"Everything was going good and all of a sudden, the pilot was bringing the plane down. All of a sudden we're like ok we're stopped abruptly," a passenger, Glenda Conrad, said.
He tried to turn as quickly as he could and just brought the plane down to the ground."
A voice said that you know 'If you don't stopI will bring this plane down now' Duterte was quoted in the media as saying on Thursday.
PASSENGERS escaped from an American Airlines plane down an emergency slide at Heathrow Airport following a "technical issue".
A second flight recorder has been retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804, containing data from aircraft systems which could shed light on what brought the plane down last month, Egyptian investigators said on Friday.
THE pilot of a light aircraft forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Rugby on Friday evening has been praised for bringing his plane down safely.
But since Turkey shot the plane down, Moscow has introduced economic sanctions including a ban on Turkish foods and other products worth as much as $1b.
The plane landed in Iran when ordered to do so, as required under internationa law, and there was no legal right to shoot the plane down as long as it followed that order to land.