- chisel plow,
- chisel point,
Origin of chiseled
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.
Origin of chisel
Examples from the Web for chiseled
I missed Don's chiseled mug and Roger's blithe wisecracks and Peggy's prickly chutzpah.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has chiseled, tattoo-less arms and long, flowing chestnut brown hair.The Philadelphia Eagles’ Race Problem: The Curious Case of DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper|Marlow Stern|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Branching tunnels disappeared into the darkness, studded with chiseled rock chambers.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler|Robert Edsel|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mandela demonstrated that action and ideas are not enough; no matter how right, they must be chiseled into laws and institutions.Full Text of President Obama's Eulogy for Nelson Mandela|The Daily Beast|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And Jamie Dornan will be the chiseled hunk doing the whipping.Meet Jamie Dornan: ’50 Shades of Grey's' New Christian Grey|Kevin Fallon|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Assyrians, a mighty race, leaving behind whole libraries of record, chiseled upon indestructible pages.Ghosts I Have Seen|Violet Tweedale
For the best grade of carriage painting, the chiseled brush is advised for the priming and lead coats.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting|Mayton Clarence Hillick
He saved all of those lives as it is chiseled on his headstone.Georgina of the Rainbows|Annie Fellows Johnston
Who chiseled these mighty and picturesque masses out of a mere protuberance of earth?The Mountain that was 'God'|John H. Williams
Who can portray adequately these odd forms of chiseled stone?The Crest of the Continent|Ernest Ingersoll
- 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
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for chisel
"having sharp outlines," 1821, figurative past participle adjective from chisel (v.).
early 14c., from Anglo-French cisel, Old French cisel "chisel," in plural, "scissors, shears" (12c., Modern French ciseau), from Vulgar Latin *cisellum "cutting tool," from Latin caesellum, diminutive of caesus, past participle of caedere "to cut" (see -cide). Related: Chiseled; chiseling.
c.1500, "to break with a chisel," from chisel (n.). Slang sense of "to cheat, defraud" is first recorded in 1808 as chizzel; origin and connection to the older word are obscure (cf. slang sense of gouge); chiseler in this sense is from 1918. Related: Chiseled; chiseling.