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 formschis·el·like, adjective
Definition for chiselled (2 of 2)
Related formsun·chis·eled, adjectiveun·chis·elled, adjective
Examples from the Web for chiselled
Dr. Christian Jessen, the chiselled face of Embarrassing Bodies, cites a number of reasons.
The block of marble from which it was chiselled, contained 200 cubic feet, and weighed upwards of 25 tons.The Centenary Garland|Anonymous
He chiselled her bust as no hand but his could chisel it, and seized ideal beauty while copying what was before him.
The barrel has a beautiful fluted twist on it, and the lock-plate and hammer, as well as the butt, are chiselled in high relief.Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
His face might have been chiselled out of marble, so hard and set was its expression, while its eyes glowed with a baleful light.A Study In Scarlet|Arthur Conan Doyle
His features were so finely cut and chiselled that they resembled some exquisite piece of statuary.The Vanished Messenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for chiselled (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for chiselled (2 of 2)
- 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