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
Related Words for chiselingblade, knife, carve, sculpt, gouge, edge, adze, hew, sculpture, shape, incise, roughcast
Examples from the Web for chiseling
Contemporary Examples of chiseling
An artist in New Mexico has spent decades chiseling out fantastical caves from the mountains, one pickaxe swing at a time.New Mexico’s Amazing Man-Made Caves
December 12, 2013
Historical Examples of chiseling
When chiseling it is well to stand so as to look along the line being cut.Handwork in Wood
After this the chiseling out or mortising can be proceeded with.The Repairing & Restoration of Violins
He would not be much good at chiseling out a medieval cathedral.Dear Enemy
Her skin was smooth and fair and the chiseling of her features clean and strong.Fidelity
You are a cheap, chiseling, doublecrossing, money-grabbing heel.Noble Redman
Jesse Franklin Bone
- 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
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.