or fil·is·ter


noun Carpentry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. filling,
  2. filling defect,
  3. filling station,
  4. fillip,
  5. fillipeen,
  6. fillister head,
  7. fillmore,
  8. fillmore, millard,
  9. filly,
  10. fillér

Origin of fillister

First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain Unabridged 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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