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diamond point

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noun
  1. Furniture. a faceted, low-relief ornamental motif giving the effect of a cut gem.
  2. an acute, pyramidal point on a nail or spike.
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Origin of diamond point

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for diamond point

Historical Examples

  • To cut out the square corners of the keyway, the diamond-point chisel shown in Fig. 2171 is employed.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose

  • If necessary to use them, the ends may be firmly fixed by cutting a ring with a sharp, diamond-point cold chisel.

    Farm Mechanics

    Herbert A. Shearer

  • Athenian diamond; A few very fine early gems ascribed to Athens, are executed wholly with diamond-point.

    The Visions of England

    Francis T. Palgrave


British Dictionary definitions for diamond point

diamond point

noun
  1. a diamond-tipped engraving tool
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