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chisel

[ chiz-uhl ]
/ 藞t蕛瑟z 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), chis路eled, chis路el路ing or (especially British) chis路elled, chis路el路ling.
verb (used without object), chis路eled, chis路el路ing or (especially British) chis路elled, chis路el路ling.
to work with a chisel.
to trick; cheat.
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Origin of chisel

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English, from Anglo-French, variant of Old French cisel, from unattested Vulgar Latin c墨sellus, diminutive of unattested c墨sus, for Latin caesus, past participle of caedere 鈥渢o cut,鈥 with -墨- generalized from prefixed derivatives; cf. excide

OTHER WORDS FROM chisel

chis路el-like, chis路el路like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chisel

chisel
/ (藞t蕛瑟zl) /

noun
  1. 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
  2. a similar tool without a handle for working stone or metal
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
to carve (wood, stone, metal, etc) or form (an engraving, statue, etc) with or as with a chisel
slang to cheat or obtain by cheating

Word Origin for chisel

C14: via Old French, from Vulgar Latin c墨sellus (unattested), from Latin caesus cut, from caedere to cut
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