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riffler

[ rif-ler ]
/ ˈrɪf lər /
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noun

a small curved file.

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Origin of riffler

1790–1800; perhaps <German riffel(n) to cut grooves into (an object) + -er1; compare French rifloir a kind of file (see rifle2)
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British Dictionary definitions for riffler

riffler
/ (ˈrɪflə) /

noun

a file with a curved face for filing concave surfaces

Word Origin for riffler

C18: from French rifloir, from rifler to scratch
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