[ fur-mer ]
/ ˈfɜr mər /
a narrow-bladed chisel for paring and mortising, driven by hand pressure or with a mallet.
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Origin of firmer chisel
1680–90; firmer < French fermoir, blend of formoir that which forms (derivative of former to form < Latin fōrmāre) and fermer to make firm (< Latin firmāre)
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Examples from the Web for firmer chisel
The firmer-chisel is a general utility tool, being suited for hand pressure or mallet pounding, for paring or for light mortising.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
/ (ˈfɜːmə) /
a chisel or gouge with a thin blade, used on woodSometimes shortened to: firmer
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