- The definition of a chamfer is a 45 degree sloped or angled corner or edge.
An example of a chamfer is the corner of a table.
- Chamfer means to put an edge, angle or groove in.
An example of chamfer is to make angled corners on a table.
An example of a chamfer is a table corner.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: French chanfrein ; from Old French chanfraindre ; from chant fraindre ; from Classical Latin cantum frangere: see cant and amp; break
- to cut a chamfer on; bevel
- to make a groove or fluting in
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transitive verb cham·fered, cham·fer·ing, cham·fers
- To cut off the edge or corner of; bevel.
- To cut a groove in; flute.
- A flat surface made by cutting off the edge or corner of a block of wood or other material.
- A furrow or groove, as in a column.
Origin: Probably back-formation from chamfering, from French chanfrein, bevelled edge, from past participle of Old French chanfreindre, to bevel : chant, edge (from Latin canthus, iron tire; see cant1) + fraindre, to break (from Latin frangere; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots).