mortise chisel

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noun

Origin of mortise chisel

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for 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