verb (used with object), chis·eled, chis·el·ing or (especially British) chis·elled, chis·el·ling.
verb (used without object), chis·eled, chis·el·ing or (especially British) chis·elled, chis·el·ling.
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Origin of chisel
OTHER WORDS FROM chiselchis·el·like, adjective
Words nearby chisel
Example sentences from the Web for chisel
Before modern machinery, sledgehammers, wedges and chisels were the only tools available.Hiking along Virginia’s Aquia Creek and finding history a stone’s throw from home|Walter Nicklin|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
A compact ice chisel should always be a part of your backpacking gearThe best ice pick for backpacking trips should have a foldable, portable design or be part of a set of foldable tools that are both durable and lightweight.Best ice pick: A versatile winter tool for camping and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 25, 2021|Popular Science
Stick to the basics and get a toolbox that includes a good utility knife or rotary cutter, a diamond chisel, a scratch awl, needles, and thread.Everything you need to know to start leatherworking|Sandra Gutierrez G.|February 19, 2021|Popular Science
David might have looked this ripped, I mused to myself euphorically, had Michelangelo wielded a better chisel.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?|Grayson Haver Currin|January 25, 2021|Outside Online
She also was handy, hammering nails into walls and using a heat gun to chisel glue off the floor.The Wonderful Weirdness of Christine McConnell, Queen of Creepy Cookies|Tim Teeman|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ben Affleck can be an adequately chisel-jawed buffoon in spandex.Ben Affleck Isn’t the Worst Thing to Happen to Batman|Sujay Kumar|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You get two to three hours in a little studio to chisel away.
He stood up, crowbar in hand, and inserted the chisel blade of the implement between the edge of the door and the doorcase.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The round form of many of the latter is especially remarkable: they almost seem to have been cut out with a chisel.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
At length, it was proposed by Dan Tyron to send for the stone cutter, and get him to cut them out of the wall with a chisel.
Jones then went aft to a locker near the stern, whence he returned with a mallet and chisel, and went below.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
And sometimes they used the broad end of the brow antler instead of a stone chisel.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
British Dictionary definitions for chisel
- a hand tool for working wood, consisting of a flat steel blade with a cutting edge attached to a handle of wood, plastic, etc. It is either struck with a mallet or used by hand
- a similar tool without a handle for working stone or metal