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filister

[fil-uh-ster]
noun Carpentry.
  1. fillister.
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fillister

or fil·is·ter

[fil-uh-ster]
noun Carpentry.
  1. a rabbet or groove, as one on a window sash to hold the glass and putty.
  2. Also called fillister plane. a plane for cutting rabbets or grooves.
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Origin of fillister

First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for filister

fillister

filister or fillester

noun
  1. Also called: fillister plane an adjustable plane for cutting rabbets, grooves, etc
  2. Also called: sash fillister a rabbet or groove, esp one in a window sash bar for a pane of glass
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Word Origin for fillister

C19: of unknown origin
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