chisel

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English[edit]

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A wood chisel
Two cold chisel

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃɪzəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪzəl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English chisel, chesel, borrowed from Old Northern French chisel, from Vulgar Latin *cisellum, from *caesellum, from Latin caesus, past participle of caedere (to cut).

Noun[edit]

chisel (plural chisels)

  1. A cutting tool used to remove parts of stone, wood or metal by pushing or pounding the back when the sharp edge is against the material. It consists of a slim, oblong block of metal with a sharp wedge or bevel formed on one end and sometimes a handle at the other end.
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Verb[edit]

chisel (third-person singular simple present chisels, present participle chiseling or chiselling, simple past and past participle chiseled or chiselled)

  1. (intransitive) To use a chisel.
  2. (transitive) To work something with a chisel.
    She chiselled a sculpture out of the block of wood.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, informal) To cheat, to get something from (someone) by cheating.
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chiselling and chiselled are more common in the UK while chiseling and chiseled are more common in the US.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English chisel, chesil, from Old English ċeosol, ċeosel, ċysel, ċisel, ċisil (gravel, sand), from Proto-West Germanic *kisil (small stone, pebble). See also chessom.

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chisel (usually uncountable, plural chisels)

  1. Gravel.
  2. (usually in the plural) Coarse flour; bran; the coarser part of bran or flour.
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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman chisel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃiˈsɛːl/, /ˈt͡ʃisɛl/, /ˈt͡ʃeːsɛl/

Noun[edit]

chisel (plural chisels)

  1. Any of several cutting tools used by stone masons.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: chisel
  • Yola: chisool

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Noun[edit]

chisel m (oblique plural chiseaus or chiseax or chisiaus or chisiax or chisels, nominative singular chiseaus or chiseax or chisiaus or chisiax or chisels, nominative plural chisel)

  1. Alternative form of cisel