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
Example sentences from the Web for chisel
An artist in New Mexico has spent decades chiseling out fantastical caves from the mountains, one pickaxe swing at a time.
He flashed the light on the crack and thought he could discern where there had been some chiseling.A Desperate Chance|Old Sleuth (Harlan P. Halsey)
After this the chiseling out or mortising can be proceeded with.The Repairing & Restoration of Violins|Horace Petherick
A red-breasted woodpecker was chiseling out a nursery in a tall sycamore at the border of a woodland.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
One winter day Wisagatcak was chiseling the ice, trying to catch Big Beaver.Myths and Legends of British North America|Katharine Berry Judson
In the first shop the practice consists of planing, chiseling, turning, and the preparation of patterns for casting.
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