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Definitions of chisel

  1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with such a tool. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To cut, carve, etc. with a chisel:-pr.p. chiselling; pa.p chiselled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To cut; carve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. carve with a chisel; "chisel the marble" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; to take advantage of in dealing; to cheat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To cut; to pare; to carve or engrave with a chisel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Chiseling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. An edged instrument of iron or steel for cutting wood, stone, or metal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A tool to cut or hollow out wood, stone, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A cutting tool, used by carpenters, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A cutting - tool with a beveled edge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. An edge tool to cut or to hew with, of different quality and form, according to its use. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Chiseled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for chisel

  1. As well might we say that the last light touches of the sculptor's chisel upon the perfected statue are more skilful than its first vigorous strokes upon the shapeless block. – Sterne by H.D. Traill
  2. As he stepped below the brow of the hill he heard the first click of the workman's hammer on the chisel with which he proposed to eliminate the word Anitra from the list of the Hazen dead. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
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