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chisel (plural chisels)
- A cutting tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal with a sharp wedge or bevel formed on one end. It may be provided with a handle at the other end. It is used to remove parts of stone, wood or metal by placing the sharp edge against the material to be cut and pushing or pounding the other end with a hammer, or mallet.
tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal
See also 
- (intransitive) To use a chisel.
- (transitive) To work something with a chisel.
- She chiselled a sculpture out of the block of wood.
- (intransitive) (informal) To cheat, to get something by cheating.
Usage notes 
Derived terms 
to use a chisel
to cheat — see cheat
- chisel in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- chisel in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- chisel at OneLook Dictionary Search
Old French 
- Alternative form of cisel.