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sypher

[ sahy-fer ]
/ ˈsaɪ fər /
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verb (used with object)

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

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Origin of sypher

First recorded in 1835–45; spelling variant of cipher
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British Dictionary definitions for sypher

sypher
/ (ˈsaɪfə) /

verb

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

Derived forms of sypher

syphering, noun

Word Origin for sypher

C19: variant of cipher
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