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firmer chisel

[fur-mer]
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noun Carpentry.
  1. a narrow-bladed chisel for paring and mortising, driven by hand pressure or with a mallet.

Origin of firmer chisel

1680–90; firmer < French fermoir, blend of formoir that which forms (derivative of former to form < Latin fōrmāre) and fermer to make firm (< Latin firmāre)
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Examples from the Web for firmer chisel

Historical Examples

  • The firmer-chisel is a general utility tool, being suited for hand pressure or mallet pounding, for paring or for light mortising.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes


British Dictionary definitions for firmer chisel

firmer chisel

noun
  1. a chisel or gouge with a thin blade, used on woodSometimes shortened to: firmer
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