sypher

[sahy-fer]
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verb (used with object)

to join (boards having beveled edges) so as to make a flush surface.

Nearby words

  1. syntropy,
  2. syntype,
  3. syntypic,
  4. syon house,
  5. syph,
  6. syphilid,
  7. syphilis,
  8. syphilitic,
  9. syphilitic abscess,
  10. syphilitic aneurysm

Origin of sypher

First recorded in 1835–45; spelling variant of cipher

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British Dictionary definitions for sypher

sypher

verb

(tr) to lap (a chamfered edge of one plank over that of another) in order to form a flush surface
Derived Formssyphering, noun

Word Origin for sypher

C19: variant of cipher

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