chamfer

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English[edit]

A chamfer with a lark's tongue upper end

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from chamfering, from Middle French chanfrain, from Middle French, Old French chanfraindre, possibly a compound of chant (corner), from Latin canthus (of either Celtic or Latin origin) + fraindre (to break), from frangō (I break).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃæm.fɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃæm.fə/

Noun[edit]

chamfer (plural chamfers)

  1. An obtuse-angled relief or cut at an edge added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
    Synonyms: round, bevel
    Antonym: fillet

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Verb[edit]

chamfer (third-person singular simple present chamfers, present participle chamfering, simple past and past participle chamfered)

  1. (transitive) To cut off the edge or corner of something.
    Synonym: bevel
  2. (transitive) To cut a groove in something.
    Synonym: flute

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “chamfer”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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