riffler

[rif-ler]

noun

a small curved file.

Nearby words

  1. rifaʿiya,
  2. rife,
  3. riff,
  4. riffage,
  5. riffle,
  6. riffola,
  7. riffraff,
  8. rifle,
  9. rifle bird,
  10. rifle green

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

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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