or fil·is·ter

[ fil-uh-ster ]

  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.

Origin of fillister

First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for fillister


filister or fillester

/ (ˈfɪlɪstə) /

  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

Origin of fillister

C19: of unknown origin

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