verb (used with object)
- chamfer bit,
- chaminade, cécile louise stéphanie
Origin of chamfer
Examples from the Web for chamfered
The vaulting ribs have the simplest of all profiles—that of a chamfered beam.Mornings in Florence|John Ruskin
The columns are low and massive, with simple moulded caps, from which the chamfered vaulting ribs diverge.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham|J. E. Bygate
In small buildings the edges of the pier arches are plain and chamfered.The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed.|Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
Or one corner may be chamfered with the chisel, as shown in Fig. 29.The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
The lower ends should be chamfered slightly to prevent their splintering from usage.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
Word Origin for chamfer
1560s, "channelled, fluted," from the verb form of chamfer (v.); see chamfer (n.)). Meaning "bevelled off" is from c.1790.
c.1600, "small groove cut in wood or stone," from Middle French chanfraindre (15c., Modern French chanfreiner), past participle of chanfraint. The second element seems to be from Latin frangere "to break" (see fraction); perhaps the whole word is cantum frangere "to break the edge." Meaning "bevelled surface of a square edge or corner" is attested from c.1840, of uncertain connection to the other sense.