diamond point



Furniture. a faceted, low-relief ornamental motif giving the effect of a cut gem.
an acute, pyramidal point on a nail or spike.

Origin of diamond point

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for diamond point

  • To cut out the square corners of the keyway, the diamond-point chisel shown in Fig. 2171 is employed.

  • If necessary to use them, the ends may be firmly fixed by cutting a ring with a sharp, diamond-point cold chisel.

    Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
  • Athenian diamond; A few very fine early gems ascribed to Athens, are executed wholly with diamond-point.

    The Visions of England|Francis T. Palgrave

British Dictionary definitions for diamond point

diamond point


a diamond-tipped engraving tool
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