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mortise chisel

noun
  1. framing chisel.
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Origin of mortise chisel

First recorded in 1670–80
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Historical Examples of mortise chisel

  • That appeared to offer a difficulty, as great as the absence of an auger or a mortise-chisel.

    The Cliff Climbers

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • The axe-head was shaped like an elongated wedge or mortise-chisel, and was fastened to the haft by coco-nut fibre.

  • The mortise-chisel, Fig. 68, is made abnormally thick to give the stiffness necessary for levering the waste out of mortises.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes