chamfer

[ cham-fer ]
/ ˈtʃæm fər /

noun

a cut that is made in wood or some other material, usually at a 45° angle to the adjacent principal faces.Compare bevel.

verb (used with object)

to make a chamfer on or in.

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Origin of chamfer

1595–1605; back formation from chamfering (taken as chamfer + -ing1) <Middle French chamfrein, variant of chanfreint beveled edge, originally past participle of chanfraindre to bevel, equivalent to chant edge (<Latin canthus;see cant2) + fraindre to break <Latin frangere;see frangible

OTHER WORDS FROM chamfer

cham·fer·er, nounun·cham·fered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chamfer

chamfer
/ (ˈtʃæmfə) /

noun

a narrow flat surface at the corner of a beam, post, etc, esp one at an angle of 45°Compare bevel (def. 1)

verb (tr)

to cut such a surface on (a beam, etc)
another word for chase 2 (def. 4)

Derived forms of chamfer

chamferer, noun

Word Origin for chamfer

C16: back formation from chamfering, from Old French chamfrein, from chant edge (see cant ²) + fraindre to break, from Latin frangere
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