Device for cutting, scoring, stamping, embossing and debossing.<br><br>A device used for cutting out, forming, or stamping (blank) material. Most common types include: a metal block which has one or more small holes through which plastic, metal, or other ductile metal is extruded or drawn; a metal piece with a surface having a relief design used for impressing that design onto a softer metal, as in striking coins; each of the cutting elements of a die stock used to cut threads on screws or bolts; a part on a tool that punches shaped holes in, cuts, or forms sheet metal, cardboard or another material.The plural form is dies.Hasbro&#39;s "Fun Factory" is a tool for extruding Play-Doh? through strips of plastic dies. Play-Doh is a modeling compound with similar physical properties to clay, but it is not actually ceramic.Also see dapping block, dye, extrusion, intaglio, numismatics, punch, stamp, template, trussel, and wire.