a rabbet or groove, as one on a window sash to hold the glass and putty.
Also called fillister plane. a plane for cutting rabbets or grooves.
Origin of fillister
First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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British Dictionary definitions for fillister
filister or fillester
Also called: fillister plane an adjustable plane for cutting rabbets, grooves, etc
Also called: sash fillister a rabbet or groove, esp one in a window sash bar for a pane of glass
Word Origin for fillister
C19: of unknown origin
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