Definition of chisel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃɪzl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɪzl//
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a tool with a sharp flat edge at the end, used for shaping wood, stone or metal Word Originlate Middle English: from Old Northern French, based on Latin cis- (as in late Latin cisorium), variant of caes-, stem of caedere ‘to cut’. Compare with scissors.
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