diamond point

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. diamond dust,
  2. diamond head,
  3. diamond in the rough,
  4. diamond jubilee,
  5. diamond lane,
  6. diamond ring effect,
  7. diamond skin disease,
  8. diamond snake,
  9. diamond state,
  10. diamond wedding

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

noun

a diamond-tipped engraving tool
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