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
Origin of chiseled
Examples from the Web for chiselled
Contemporary Examples of chiselled
Dr. Christian Jessen, the chiselled face of Embarrassing Bodies, cites a number of reasons.The Grossest TV Show Ever
October 3, 2010
Historical Examples of chiselled
On the other are chiselled the arms of the family to whom the Tower belongs.Columba
Morse looked at him with a face cold as chiselled marble and as hard.Brand Blotters
William MacLeod Raine
The work may be chiselled either in a vertical or a horizontal position.Woodwork Joints
A more beautiful figure than hers even Skopas himself has not chiselled.Quo Vadis
The walls, the floor, the roof were all chiselled as smooth as glass.Under the Witches' Moon
- 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.
"having sharp outlines," 1821, figurative past participle adjective from chisel (v.).